Royal Photographic Society’s International Photographic Exhibition

he International Photography Exhibition the world’s longest-running contemporary photography exhibition. Photographers and image-makers, of all ages, can submit their work to the RPS International Photography Exhibition. Submissions are encouraged from new, emerging and established photographers worldwide.

The call for entry for the 166 edition of the International Photography Exhibition is open until 21 May 2024. 

Entry Guide & FAQ  | Terms & Conditions of Entry  | Submit your images online

The RPS is an independent educational charity. By supporting the IPE, you help us to continue our mission of bringing ‘Photography for Everyone’. 

Awards & Recognition


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. Solo Exhibition at the RPS  /  2-week solo exhibition at RPS Bristol or partnering venues, awarded by the RPS. The RPS will support the selected photographer to develop and deliver the exhibition.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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+.

Website link: https://rps.org/exhibitions/ipe-166/

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