Q1: I'm not a RPS member, can I enter?
A: Yes, the competition is open to both members and non-members of any age or nationality.
Q2: If I'm under 30 and a member of the RPS, which category do I enter?
A: You can enter the Under 30s group. All entries have equal chance of selection for the exhibition.
Q3: I'm a RPS member and have a member login, do I need to register?
A: Yes, all entrants need to register to enter the competition. If you have entered the IPE before you can login using your existing information or use the password/username reminder to reset this.
Q4: How many times can I enter?
A: Entrants can make one submission of six images only.
Q5: Can I upload my entry using a mobile device or tablet?
A: The website is interactive however you will need to use a desktop or laptop to successfully complete your entry.
Q6: Can I submit 6 images from a series I'm working on?
A: Yes. Please include the series title after each image, e.g Untitled. From the series... Each image you submit will be viewed as a single, stand-alone image however if your series has an impact on the selectors, more than one could be selected.
Q7: Can I submit images taken on film or using an alternative process?
A: Yes! Images can be scanned from film, or from the actual prints to create a digital file. Please include details of the process you've used in the description box (which the selectors will see). Please remember to create a high resolution file too, in case you are selected.
Q7: Can my images be manipulated in some way?
A: Yes, manipulation/editing using software is allowed, however the images submitted must be the work of the entrant only.
Q8: Should I watermark my images?
A: No, please do not add watermarks as this will identify your images and the selection process is anonymous.
Q8: Do my images need to be recently taken?
A: No, images can be made at any time.
Q9: Can I enter images that have been successful in other competitions?
A: Yes you can enter these images. However there is an exception - images previously selected for RPS HQ Exhibitions will not be considered (this includes past IPE, Members' Biennial, International Images for Screen and International Images for Science Exhibitions).
Q10: What size should my images be?
A: Images should be a maximum of 2500 pixels wide (if landscape) or 2500 pixels high (if portrait) and a maximum size of 5Mb in JPG format. Images should be in sRGB colour space.
Q11: Do I need to title my images?
A: Yes, you should individually name each image, but please do not include your name in any image titles. Images may be disqualified if your name appears in the title.
Q12: Can I send in prints?
A: No, we are only accepting digital images for the first stage of selection. Shortlisted images will need to be submitted as prints for the final stage of selection only.