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OPS Fellowship applicants must be over the age of 18 years on the date of the relevant assessment. A Fellowship application must consist of twenty images in electronic format. Optionally, a twenty-first image may be used to illustrate the layout plan for a twenty-image panel, and should have dimensions comparable with the other images. However, the aspect ratio of this image may vary as required to present the panel layout. Where no panel layout is provided, the images are viewed in ascending sequential order determined by numerical filenames.

The files may be transferred to the Society in one of the following ways:

  • Files uploaded using our dedicated file upload facility (accessible only when logged in to the website);
  • Files sent as email attachments to our Distinctions Office. To limit the size of email messages, each image may have to be attached to a separate message; or
  • Files written on a CD or DVD and posted to our Distinctions Office - this option should be used only when the other two (above) are not appropriate or available.

The twenty images submitted must fall into one of the accepted categories, and a statement of objectives must be made via the appropriate field of a completed on-line Distinction Application Form. Note that images previously submitted to the Society as part of a successful Licentiateship application cannot be submitted a second time as part of an Associateship (or Fellowship) application. Images can be colour, monochrome, duotone etc, but the different media cannot be mixed within a single panel or sequence. Applicants should consider carefully how the panel or sequence should be displayed and whether it exhibits sufficient cohesion.

The appropriate fee must be paid via the Society's on-line shop prior to the cut-off date given in the Distinctions Calendar.


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