Visitors' Choice

Every year the BP Portrait Award Visitors’ Choice offers exhibition visitors the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the show. This year 19,661 votes were cast between 13 June and 6 October via screens outside the exhibition and on the website.

The overall winner was The Poet by Tina Orsolic Dalessio which received 2643 votes. In second place was Portrait of Quo Vadis? by Massimiliano Pironti (2,483 votes) and the third was Arcus
by Brendan H. Johnston (1,135 votes). All portraits were voted for at least once.

Everyone who voted in the Visitors Choice has the chance to win a Rembrandt Excellent Oil Colour Box Set worth £995 and there will be three runners-up prizes of an Artists’ Oil Colour Bamboo Box Sets worth £100.

Although the winners have been announced, you can still cast your vote for your favourite portrait and enter the prize draw until the exhibition closes on 20 October.

First Place
The Poet

by Tina Oršolic Dalessio

Second Place
Quo Vadis?

by Massimiliano Pironti

Third Place

by Brendan H Johnston