My Panel which was Awarded a Licentiate Distinction by the Royal Photographic Society
Distinctions in Photography are awarded by the Irish Photographic Federation (IPF) and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS). They are awarded to members who achieve a level of proficiency that meets photography standards set by the respective organisation.
There are three levels of distinction:
- Licentiateship – This is the first level and is judged on a 10 images panel submitted by the applicant. Applicants must show a variety in approach and technique, but not necessarily in subject matter.
- Associateship – This is judged on a 15 images panel. Images of exceptional standard are expected and a written Statement of Intent regarding the work in the panel must be submitted. The standard required represents a significant step up from the Licentiate level and must demonstrate creative ability, a personal style and full technical control.
- Fellowship – this is the highest level of Distinction. Fellowship submissions are open to those who have achieved Associateships and are judged on a submitted 20 image panel, The panel must also be accompanied by a written Statement of Intent. Images must demonstrate an outstanding photographic and creative standard, and a distinctive personal style.