The competition is open to all. However, anyone involved in its organization, employees of the Society and their immediate family, sponsors of the competition, judges, and their immediate family are ineligible.
Entrants must not be professional photographers. A professional photographer is someone who makes more than half their annual income from photography-related work.
Entrants to the Young Photographer of the Year category must be under 18 years of age at the time of the closing date (24th June 2022).
Entrants under 13 years of age must seek consent from a parent or guardian in order to take part in the competition.
Prior to submission, entrants must not have offered any of their entries for sale, been paid for any publication of their entries, or won or been runner-up in any other photographic competition with any of their entries.
At the time of submission, entrants must declare to the Organiser whether they have entered their images in any other photographic competition.
Individuals who have entered the RSB Photography Competition in the previous year can enter again in 2022. However, they must declare in which year they had previously taken part and whether they had received an award.
Moreover, Previous winners of the RSB Photography Competition cannot enter the competition again.