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16th October 2007
RPS introduces Three New Youth Bursaries
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The Royal Photographic Society Introduces Three New Youth Bursaries to Support Young Photographers

The Royal Photographic Society (www.rps.org) is very pleased to announce a major new initiative in offering a range of different bursary schemes for the benefit of young image makers. These have been made possible by funding from a number of different sources that include: income from The Society’s investments, legacies, and a generous donation from the photographic industry (Genix Imaging). They will be available for members and non-members and three types are currently on offer:

1.  To support professional or potential professional photographers in commercial photography. This Jeff Vickers FRPS Genix Imaging Bursary (www.genix.co.uk) is in support of young photographers (up to the age of 30) who are in commercial professional practice or who can demonstrate that they will become involved (excluding photojournalism which is covered by The Joan Wakelin Award).

2. To support postgraduate students undertaking photographic research or studying Masters courses in photography. These Postgraduate Bursaries are open to bids from Course Leaders of Masters courses or Research Directors in Photography at UK Colleges and Universities for nominating students, no more than one per institution.

3.  To enable young photographers to attend selected Society Regional and Group events that they would not normally be able to afford. These Young Student Bursaries are only open to bids from Society Regional and Group Organisers.

The Royal Photographic Society was founded in 1853 ‘to promote the Art and Science of Photography’, a mission it continues to this day and is recognised as the foremost photographic society in the world.

Application forms are available from:
Stuart Blake
Director General
The Royal Photographic Society
Fenton House
122 Wells Road
Bath
BA2 3AH

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