Proficiency Distinction Titles

Associateship (ASCPS)

The distinction award is open to any photographic enthusiast who possesses a high degree of proficiency in photography to apply, or any person who has already obtained the Associateship Royal Photographic Society (ARPS) qualification could also apply for the ASCPS distinction award directly.

Fellowship (FSCPS)

The distinction award is open only to members who are already Associates of SCPS and denotes distinguished ability in a particular field, or any person with ARPS qualification and successfully obtained ASCPS qualification could also submit their application.

The Honorary Awards (Hon. SCPS / Hon. FSCPS)

This distinction award (not open for application by members) is occasionally conferred by the Society to members or any other person who has made a very distinguished contribution to photography or to the work of the Society. The conferring of Hon. Award will be review by the Distinctions Award management council and approved by the committee of SCPS. The nomination of the Hon. Awards must be proposed by a minimum of 2 Management Committee members.

Review of ASCPS/FSCPS applications is carried out twice yearly in the months of June and December. Applicants who have successfully conferred Associateship (ASCPS) or Fellowship (FSCPS) must apply for life membership with payment of the life membership fees.

To apply: Applications of ASCPS and FSCPS distinction titles are open twice for a calendar year. Application package should reach SCPS Distinction Group before end of June or December for the first or second session of the year respectively. Interested party should email SCPS Distinction Group to express his/her intent for the application, arrangement for the submission and payment. Email address of SCPS Distinction Group:

Click here for SCPS Distinctions Awards Application Form

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