Deadline: 11 December 2019. The BP Portrait Award still remains the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary practice. With a first prize of £35,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work.
In its forty-first year at the National Portrait Gallery and thirty-first year of sponsorship by BP the Award continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.
To be eligible for the BP Young Artist Award, artists must be 30 years of age or under as of 1 January 2020. The competition is limited to one entry per artist.
First Prize: A cash award of £35,000, plus, at the judges’ discretion, a commission worth £7,000, to be agreed between the National Portrait Gallery and the artist.
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 2020: £8,000
Judging and the Exhibition
To enter the BP Portrait Award 2020 artists should upload a digital image of their work for a first round of judging. All images will be viewed by a panel of judges and the entrants who are successful in this round will be invited to deliver their work to a venue in London for the final round of judging and the exhibition selection, including Award-winners.
Photo Contest Website: https://www.npg.org.uk/whatson/bp-portrait-award-2020/how-to-enter