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Open for entries: 1 March 2016

The Royal Photographic Society's
International Print Competition 159 

Open to photographers of all ages, worldwide
All genres of photography eligible
All techniques, including film and alternative photographic processes encouraged
Entrants can submit 4 images online
- Closing Date: 31 May 2016
Shortlisted work to be submitted as prints (The RPS will mount and frame all selected prints)
- Prize fund (£4250) aimed at helping to support future photographic projects
- An exhibition catalogue with all selected images will be produced
Exhibition opens in London and will travel to 6 venues

About the International Print Exhibition:

The RPS International Print Exhibition is steeped in history, having been held almost every year since 1854 - the year after The Society was founded. In the early years, the exhibition included work from some of the world's most eminent photographers including Julia Margaret Cameron, Roger Fenton, Edward Steichen and others. Now in its 159th year, it is the longest running exhibition of its kind in the world.

Committed to promoting photography and supporting photographers, The RPS encourages anyone with an interest in photography to submit their work. Entries from all genres of photography will be eligible, including images created using traditional photographic processes. The exhibition represents work from early career photographers and professionals as well as individuals who enjoy photography and feel they have something to offer.

Selected photographers will be eligible for several cash prize awards (totalling £4,250) aimed at helping to support future photographic projects. They will also benefit from the exhibition tour that travels to six venues across the UK. From a mix of public and educational venues as well as photo festivals and traditional gallery spaces, the images will engage with and be enjoyed by a wide public audience. An exhibition catalogue will be produced, which will be complimentary to exhibitors and will be available to purchase.

Entry to the competition is initially online and submissions will be reviewed by an influential panel of prominent photographers and photographic professionals who will individually shortlist work. Shortlisted photographers will be required to submit prints and the panel will work together to curate the exhibition of 100 images.

The International Print Exhibition 159 will open in October at the Photomonth International Photography Festival in London, alongside a packed programme of events. East London's Old Truman Brewery, on Brick Lane will be hosting the exhibition at PHOTOBLOCK, their dedicated space for photographic events during the festival. The opening night of PHOTOBLOCK at the festival is a hive of everything photographic, attracting a large number of visitors.

Competition enquiries contact:
Exhibitions Department

Spence_Ray_Kadi- © Ray Spence. Kadi
1858 Exhibition of The Photographic Society, 1858. Courtesy: V&A, London
Harvey_Owen_Freya_And_Billy © Owen Harvey. Freya and Billy
Mapey_Chris_ConeyIslandTowa © Chris Mapey. Coney Island, Towards the Freedom Tower