BP Portrait Award 2019 – International Painting Competition
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Contest info

Description

Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2019, the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and overfrom around the world.

After 30 years of sponsorship the BP Portrait Award still represents the very best in contemporary practice. With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work.

To enter the BP Portrait Award 2019 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.

The BP Portrait Award 2019 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 13 June to 20 October 2019. In its fortieth year at the National Portrait Gallery and thirtieth year of sponsorship by BP it continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

The BP Portrait Award 2018 received 2,667 entries from 88 countries. Judged anonymously, 48 portraits were selected for the exhibition.

BP Portrait Award 2019 – Entry Fee

The entry fee for the BP Portrait Award 2019 competition is £40 (50 USD).

Number of winners

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Status

active

Category:

Painting

Sub-category:

Portrait painting

Start date

17 December 2018  -  21 January 2019

Registration

17 December 2018  -  21 January 2019

Voting

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Awards

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

Restrictions

restrictions
Age restriction: 18 /

Available for citizens: Worldwide