14 June - 23 September 2018
Admission Free

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. 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.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

The BP Portrait Award is in its thirty-ninth year at the National Portrait Gallery and twenty-ninth year of sponsorship by BP and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.

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Find out more about all of this year’s BP Portrait Award winners.

Enjoy two weeks of free family activities this summer, inspired by the Award.

Exclusive events for young people including a private view of the exhibition.