International Photography Exhibition 162


Deadline: 29 July 2019, 23:59 BST


1. The International Photography Exhibition (IPE) is organised and managed by The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). The IPE is open to student, amateur, professional and non-professional photographers worldwide, of any age. You do not have to be a member of The RPS to enter
2. An entry fee is payable, per person, to enter online
3. Multiple entries are permitted
4. The IPE is open submission, meaning there are no categories. All subjects and photographic approaches are eligible



5. Photographers can enter up to 6 images online through the submission system. Entry can be a series of 6 images from the same project, or 6 single images
6. Each image may be a maximum of 10MB in size. All images must be submitted as JPEG files, in sRGB colour space. Any files submitted in any other format (including TIFF, PSD etc) will not be uploaded to the system
7. Images can be shot using film or digital. Both experimental and traditional photographic processes are eligible
8. Images must include a photographic process within the making of the work
9. Images must be the sole work of the entrant but can include lost, unclaimed, or discarded photographs within the final work. Images must not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party as outlined in 41
10. Collaborations are permitted
11.  Manipulation of images using photo editing software is permitted
12. During the entry process, submissions must not include the photographer's name in an image title, description or artist statement and images should not be watermarked. If they are, they may be rejected
13. Once your images have been uploaded to the system and you are ready to complete your submission, you will see an option to submit your entry. Once submitted your entry cannot be altered. Only submitted entries will be viewed by the selectors
14. The RPS reserves the right to reject any entry/image at its discretion
15. The RPS may request original files to check authenticity
16. The RPS may exclude any images which, in their opinion, could cause offence
17. Images that have previously been selected for leading RPS exhibitions (International Photography, International Images for Science, Members’ Biennial) are not eligible for selection. Please consider entering new work
18. The RPS will check shortlisted photographers’ membership numbers and RPS distinctions
19. Any entries received with insufficient entry fees will not be considered
20. The RPS cannot be responsible for any loss or damage to submitted work
21. Shortlisted photographers will need to have access to high resolution files to print their work. This should be taken into consideration when submitting images
22. Shortlisted prints will not be returned unless special arrangements are made with The RPS



23. Entry will close for shortlisting at midnight BST on Monday 29 July 2019
24. All entries are reviewed, shortlisted and selected anonymously
25. Images will be reviewed by The RPS and viewed and shortlisted by the selection panel
26. Photographers will be asked to provide prints of shortlisted images for the second stage of selection
27. The RPS reserves the right to withdraw a selected image if the print quality is below the standard required 
28. Approximately 100 prints will be selected by the panel, from the shortlisted prints, for the final exhibition 
29.There will be 4 award winners: 1 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 1 x Bronze and 1 x Under 30 Gold  
30. No individual assessments are available, and the selectors’ decision is final 
. The RPS will arrange for the selected prints to be mounted and framed for the touring exhibition at no additional cost to the entrant
32. At the end of the exhibition tour, exhibitors will be contacted regarding print returns



33. Exhibit in a nationwide touring exhibition opening at RPS House, Bristol
34. £2,000 award for a photographer over 30 years of age, 1 year free membership to the RPS
35. £2,000 award for a photographer under 30 years of age, 1 year free membership to the RPS
36. 5 'selectors spotlight' awards of RPS membership for one year


Personal Data

37. The RPS will hold and process personal information in connection with the IPE. We will use this to keep you informed about the call-out and exhibition and to support the upload, payment, shortlisting and selection processes and exhibition marketing and tour.  Our privacy policy explains how we store and use data
38. The RPS will pass personal data for the purpose of running the call-out to third-party suppliers including, Stripe (for payment), ApplePay (for payment), Kyoso (for managing the receipt of entries), and, in the case of selected entrants, to exhibition tour venues
39. Your personal data will not be shared with third-parties for unrelated activities


Copyright and Reproduction

40. The copyright and other intellectual property of all entries remains with the photographer
41. Images entered to the IPE must not infringe any copyright or other intellectual property right of any third party 
42.  The entrant will indemnify The RPS in respect of any third party claims
43. The RPS reserves the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with the IPE and The RPS’s activities, including within The RPS Journal, website and social media
44. The photographer will be credited if the image is used by The RPS
45. The RPS may create a digital version of the selected exhibition and/or a duplicate printed copy of the exhibition, or selected images from the exhibition, for display, in association with the IPE.  The photographer will be notified


Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Entry

46. Submission of any entry to the RPS International Photography Exhibition implies acceptance of the Terms and Conditions of Entry

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