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RPS call for entries in 155th International Print competition

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Copyright, Shan Chen, China, Static/Objects from the 154th International Print Exhibition.

The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) has announced a call for entries for the 155th International Print competition and exhibition. It's the world’s oldest photographic competition and has £6500 (approx. $10,000) in cash prizes, as well as Olympus PEN equipment and award medals to win. The prestigious competition is open to all photographers and includes a special award for under 25 year olds.The deadline for receipt of entries is 21 March 2012.

The Society’s website includes an entry form and further information can be found at: www.rps.org/155print

Press release:

Bath, UK, 24 November 2011 – The world’s oldest photographic competition, organised by The Royal Photographic Society, has put out a call for entries for 2012. The 155th International Print competition is open to entrants until 21 March 2012 and has £6500 (approx $10,000) in cash prizes, Olympus Pen equipment and it will award medals to the winners. The competition is sponsored for the fifth year by international legal practice Allen & Overy which will also host the opening exhibition from 18 July 2012.
 
The competition is open to all photographers and includes a special award for under 25 year olds. Up to 125 prints will be selected by a panel that includes photographic artist Tom Hunter HonFRPS, the Guardian and Observer’s head of photography Roger Tooth, social documentary photographer Ian Beesley, and photographers Sandy Cleland FRPS and Vanessa Slawson FRPS. Allen & Overy is awarding a £1000 prize for the best photograph on the theme of ‘Change’.  
 
The Society’s Director-General Michael Pritchard commented:  “Acceptance of work in to The Society’s International Print competition is for many photographers the high point  of their photographic endeavours. Our selectors are looking forward to the challenge of choosing the best of photography. The Society is grateful to Allen and Overy for their continued sponsorship”.
 
First held in 1854 the Royal Photographic Society’s International Print competition and exhibition is the world’s most prestigious. Submissions reflect all aspects of photography from documentary and contemporary work through to natural history, landscape and portraiture. Past award winners have included Harry Borden, Peter Dazeley and Julia Fullerton-Batten. 
 
The exhibition will tour the UK and elsewhere for up to a year and photographers will have the opportunity to sell copies of their prints. All accepted prints will be shown in a full-colour catalogue which all entrants receive.
 
Key dates:  
·         Deadline for receipt of entries – 21 March 2012
·         Selection dates - 13 and 14 April 2012
·         Awards presentation at Allen & Overy, Bishops Square, London – 18 July 2012
·         Exhibition tours – July 2012-May 2013
 
The Society’s website includes an entry form and further information: www.rps.org/155print

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