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Be part of the longest running photographic exhibition celebrating photography from across the globe. Entries now open to everyone, with one free entry available to all.

The world's longest running exhibition welcomes submissions from new, emerging and established photographers, of any age and working in any subject or genre.

A prize fund will be awarded to standout entrants, including an Under 30s Award, and selected photographers will also be featured in the award-winning RPS Journal.

Entry cost: One free entry is available to all entrants, then for four as a series of work or a set of single images £18 - £30

Reduced entry is available for groups of 10+.

Submit your images before 4 April 2023 and be entered into a prize draw to win a signed photobook.

Entries close on 8 May 2023 (23:59 BST)

The IPE is an open-call exhibition; therefore all subjects and approaches can be submitted, including alternative photographic processes and experimental work. There are no predefined categories, allowing for a completely open submission. Read our FAQs for details on artwork size.

Competition Details
  • Competition Amount
  • Entrance Fee
    Standard entry of four images: £30. One free single image submission is available to all entrants.
Prize Details

The International Photography Exhibition presents an opportunity to exhibit in the world's longest running photography exhibition. You will also be eligible for several significant awards:

1. IPE Award / £1000 and 1-year free membership to the RPS

2. Under 30s Award / £1000 and 1-year free membership to the RPS

3. Exhibition Tour / 100 photographs will be selected for the touring exhibition, opening at the RPS Gallery, Bristol

4. RPS Journal Features / Four opportunities for a photographer to feature in the award-winning RPS Journal, selected by the Editor

5. Visitor Prize / £250 prize voted for by visitors to the Bristol exhibition

6. Selectors Spotlight / Four photographers will receive a statement by one of the guest selectors about why they selected the work. This will be included in the exhibition

7. IPE Journal Edition / All selected photographers will receive a digital copy of the IPE edition of the award-winning RPS Journal

8. International Recognition / Shortlisted photographers will be celebrated across our online and digital channels, including opportunities for Instagram take-overs

9. Membership Offer / All IPE entrants receive 15% discount on a new RPS membership

10. Digital Spotlight / We will share stand-out entries during the entry period across RPS digital channels


Anyone of any age can submit their images to the IPE - this includes student, amateur, professional and non-professional photographers and image-makers worldwide.