UK Portrait Painting Competition 22 Jan 2018 - win £ 35000


BP Portrait Award is an prestigious annual portraiture competition held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. The Daily Mail has called it "the portraiture Oscars" due to its reputation in contemporary art. The competition aims at the promotion of portraiture art among the artist and to help them bring out their talents to international focus. The BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 14 June to 23 September 2018. This contest has become an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar as it enters its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery.

Deadline : January 22 2018

Entry :
Entry fee is 40 GBP (approx 49 USD)
(Only one entry per artist)

Awards :

  • First Prize: A cash award of £35,000 with a commission valued at £7,000
  • Second Prize: £12,000
  • Third Prize: £10,000
  • BP Young Artist Award: £9,000

(All entrants aged between 18 and 30 will automatically be considered for both the BP Young Artist Award and the BP Portrait Award, but an individual cannot win both.)

  • BP Travel Award 2017: £8,000

Exhibition Dates : June 14 - September 23 2018

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