The Documentary Photographer of the Year (DPOTY) competition is organised by the Royal Photographic Society's Documentary Group.


The 2019 RPS Documentary Photographer of the Year competition entries are now closed.

The competition is now being judged. We hope to complete this in late October. The shortlisted entries and finalists will be announced shortly and the winner later in the year.    Good luck!

The competition has been running since 2012 and provides an opportunity to showcase documentary work and storytelling by members.  There is no theme or topic, so the choice of subject matter is yours.  At its most literal, all photography is documentary in that it documents something, someone or somewhere.  

Information on competition entry is here. Entries were made via the PrintSpace CreativeHub