Each year the BP Portrait Award Visitors’ Choice offers exhibition visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the show. This year a record 30,824 votes were cast between 20 June and 1 September using the two screens outside the exhibition.
The overall winner was Kholiswa by Lionel Smit which received 2, 344 votes.
In second place was Self-portrait by Daniela Astone (2,094 votes) and the third was Self-portrait by Ian Cumberland (1,851 votes) who was also voted third in 2012. All portraits were voted for at least once.
Everyone who voted also had the opportunity to enter a prize draw to win an exclusive Artist Oil Set worth £345, courtesy of Cass Art