BP Portrait Award 2017 - PORTRAIT AWARD

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About competition

The BP Portrait Award, the most prestigious painting portrait competition in the world that represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting, has been recently opened for entries for 2017.

The BP Portrait Award, the most prestigious painting portrait competition represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting and is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

The competition is limited to one entry per artist. The work must have been completed after 1 January 2016.

The work entered must be predominantly painted in oil, tempera or acrylic and must be on a stretcher or board, preferably framed and unglazed. No watercolours, works on paper or pastels will be considered.
The work entered should be a painting based on a sitting or study from life and the human figure must predominate.
Self-portraits and group portraits are permitted.
Paintings will be judged anonymously so should not be signed on the front.
Minimum size: 25cm x 20cm unframed. Any works smaller than this will not be considered.
Maximum size: 244cm x 244cm framed. Please note that we cannot accept any works larger than this.
Multi part works (up to three parts) will be accepted and regarded as one work. Please bear in mind the above size restrictions and include full instructions for installation of the work.

To enter the BP Portrait Award 2017 artists should upload a digital image of their work for a first round of judging. Selection includes two rounds of judging, one for the second round of judging and one for the exhibition. All entrants will be notified if their work has been selected for the second round of judging by 16 February 2017. The result of the second round of judging will be announced by 16 March 2016.
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.

All award winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, 20 June 2016. The public exhibition is scheduled for 22 June–24 September 2017 at the National Portrait Gallery in London, UK.

A non-refundable fee of £40 is charged to enter.

Eligibility

This painting portrait competition i sopen to all artists from around the world aged 18 and over.

Prize

This time, the total prize fund amounts to £61,000, of which £30,000 are reserved for the First Prize winner.

For all further informations about competition BP Portrait Award 2017 you can visit the following official website:


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