BP Portrait Award 2020 – International Painting Competition

Entry is now open for the BP Portrait Award 2020, the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world.

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.

With a first prize of £35,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to develop portraiture in their work, and over the past 30 years it has launched the careers of many renowned artists.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

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.

The BP Portrait Award 2020 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 21 May to 28 June 2019.

The BP Portrait Award 2019 received 2,538 entries from 84 countries. Judged anonymously, 44 portraits were selected for the exhibition.

BP Portrait Award 2020 – Entry Fee

The entry fee for the BP Portrait Award 2020 competition is £40.