Frequently asked questions. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please email exhibitions@rps.org and we'll get back to you as soon as possible

Q: Do I have to be an RPS member to enter?
A: Yes, this competition is only open to RPS members

Q: Is there an entry fee?
A: No, entry is free for all RPS members

Q: Can I upload my images from my iPad/tablet or smart phone?
A: You can interact with the competition site using these devices but you will need to upload your images from a computer.

Q: Do my images have to be taken within the time frame of the competition?
A: No, your images can be taken at any time.
Q: Can I submit images taken on film?
A: Yes, definitely. Images can be acquired digitally or scanned from film to create a digital file.

Q: Are there categories for this competition?
A: No, there are no categories or themes for this competition.

Q: I cannot log in...
A: Have you registered to enter the competition? You can register for the competition here (login details are case sensitive). If you have registered, please use the Help facility to reset your password/username.

If you have recently registered and your email address is not recognised - please check you activated your account by clicking the link sent to your email inbox.

Q: I haven't received my activation e-mail...
A: Please log into your e-mail account and double check your spam or junk folder. Emails may take a short time to appear. If you are still having difficulty please contact exhibitions@rps.org 

Q: I cannot remember my Membership number 
A: Your membership number can be found on your membership card. Email membership@rps.org if you are unable to find your number.

Q: Why are my images not uploading / what size should they be?
A: If you are having trouble please check that all images are a maximum of 2500 pixels wide (if landscape) or 2500 pixels high (if portrait) and a maximum size of 5mb in JPEG format.

Q: Why isn't my picture displaying?
A: Double check that you've ticked the Enter Competition box beside your image and clicked Save. Your images can then be viewed on the 'All Images' pages.

Q: What happens if I am selected?
A: The 100 selected photographers can provide their own print or have their image printed by the exhibition sponsor, Fotospeed.  Photographers will be asked to provide a high resolution 300dpi JPEG or TIFF file for printing by Fotospeed and for publicity of the exhibition. Details on how to send the file to us will be provided by email. If the photographer would like to print their own image, we will specifiy the image size, delivery address and deadline by email. Photographers will be responsible for their printing costs if choosing to print themselves. 

Q: Are my pictures protected? Should I watermark my images?
A: Yes, your pictures are protected, you do not need to watermark them. As the photographer, you retain copyright and no-one can copy or use your images without your permission. We have aided security by disabling the ability to right click and "Save As". Please note that The RPS may use your images for the purposes of promoting the exhibition and The Society and will always credit your work, as stated in the Terms and Conditions. Please do not watermark your images as they must be anonymous for the selection process.

Q: Do the judges see photographers names when viewing images?
A: No, the selectors view the images in the judging area of the competiton site, where they only see see images and image titles only. The images are judged anonymously.


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