by Oliver Jeffers, 2008
© the artist
First Prize: A cash award of £25,000, plus, at the judges' discretion, a commission worth £4,000, to be agreed between the National Portrait Gallery and the artist.
Second Prize: £8,000
Third Prize: £6,000
BP Young Artist Award: £5,000
An award for entrants aged 18 to 30
BP Travel Award 2009: £5,000
All 2009 exhibitors will be eligible to submit a proposal for the BP Travel Award. The aim of the Award is to provide the opportunity for an artist to experience working in a different environment, Britain or abroad, on a project related to portraiture which will then be shown as part of the BP Portrait Award 2010 exhibition and tour in 2010-11.