First Prize: A cash award of £30,000, plus, at the judges’ discretion, a commission worth £5,000, to be agreed between the National Portrait Gallery and the artist.
Second Prize: £10,000
Third Prize: £8,000
BP Young Artist Award: £7,000
All selected artists aged between 18 and 30 will automatically be considered for both the BP Young Artist Award and the BP Portrait Award, but an individual cannot win both.
BP Travel Award 2013: £6,000
The competition is judged, on an equal and anonymous basis, from original paintings. An exhibition is then created from a selection of the entries.
Many artists who have had their work exhibited have gained commissions as a result of the considerable interest in the BP Portrait Award and the resulting exhibition. Recent commissions by BP Portrait Award artists include Julia Donaldson by Peter Monkman (BP Portrait Award 2009 winner).
This year’s judging panel are:
Sandy Nairne, Director, National Portrait Gallery (Chair)
Sarah Howgate, Contemporary Curator, National Portrait Gallery
Dr Alexander Sturgis, Director of the Holburne Museum, Bath
Joanna Trollope, Author
Des Violaris, Director, UK Arts and Culture, BP
Jonathan Yeo, Artist
by Susanne du Toit, 2013
BP Portrait Award 2013 winner
© Susanne du Toit