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 shortlisted entires and winners will be announced 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 are made via the PrintSpace CreativeHub