I recently gave a presentation about How to Achieve an LRPS.
It pulls to together some of the advice on these pages i.e 5 Tips for Passing an LRPS and LRPS One Big Tip. However, I included more about how the LRPS is assessed in this presentation. Using the criteria:
Technical Quality: depth of field / exposure / sharpness / colour rendition / processing faults
Visual Awareness: use of light / composition / viewpoint / post processing / use of colour
Communication: point of interest / creativity / decisive moment
Overall Impression: cohesive panel / printing and mounting / avoiding repetition / panel layout
RPS distinctions are too often seen as stuffy and unobtainable. However, if you are a good photographer the LRPS is achievable. It is hard work, and you will need the skill, but it is worthwhile.
It is also a great project, and projects are important in photography. Pursuing a project can push your boundaries, and get you out of your photography comfort zone. It will also develop your own creative persona and style.
The LRPS can be the start of an enlightening personal journey.
You are welcome to download How to Achieve an LRPS.