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Royal Over-Seas League: Photography Competition and Exhibition, ‘Viewpoint’ (UK)

The long black hair of two girls, braided with red ropes and yellow and white flowers, hangs down over a white sheet. Only the tops of their heads are visible against a blue sky. One holds an arm and pointed finger aloft, balancing a small form like a dragonfly.

Royal Over-Seas League’s biennial photography competition is open for submissions under this year’s theme ‘Viewpoint’. Each entrant can submit up to five digital images of their choice taken in the past 18 months from any image making camera source, tackling the subject however they wish.

ROSL PHOTO 23 is open to any photographer 18+ who is a citizen of a Commonwealth or former Commonwealth Country, the USA, EU and EEA countries or Switzerland. ROSL will also except images that have a link to current countries of the Commonwealth from entrants outside of the geographical areas listed above.


  • 1st Prize: £2000, a 5-day trip to London for the exhibition opening on Thursday 8 December 2023 (covering travel costs and accommodation at Royal Over-Seas League), winning image published in Overseas Magazine and professional development support from ROSL ARTS.
  • Runner-Up: £1000 and winning image published in Overseas Magazine.
  • The Madiha Aijaz Prize: £500 and winning image published in Overseas Magazine, awarded to a Young Photographer of Promise under 23 years of age.

The shortlisted top 20 entries will be exhibited at Over-Seas House, 9 December 2023 – 4 February 2024.


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