Entry Form

The closing date for registering for the competition is 23.59 UK time on Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Before completing this online entry form, please ensure:
- you have read and understood the rules fully.

The entry fee for this competition is £40

Please complete the entry form that follows fully. Incomplete entries will not be processed.
All fields marked with a * must be completed.

Please note that:

  • the entry fee is non-refundable
  • the stated date of first sitting should be before the stated date of completion
  • a date of completion should be entered, even if it is prospective only
  • the telephone number fields only accept digits: do not use brackets or + signs
  • If you are experiencing problems entering the BP Portrait Award 2020 please email [email protected] detailing the problem and we will reply to your enquiry as soon as possible.

I wish to enter the BP Portrait Award 2020.

I disagree with the Terms and Conditions of the competition

Personal details


Details of work submitted

Digital image submission instructions:

Images must be:
  • Saved in JPEG (.jpg) format
  • Smaller than 3MB (3,000k)
  • At least 800 pixels on its shortest side (width for portrait format images, height for landscape format images).
Name of Sitter

Please refer to the rules for approved medium types.

Once selected for exhibition you may add more details.

Further details can be added if your work is selected.
Unframed overall size in centimeters:
For minimum and maximum sizes please see the Rules


All entrants have the unique opportunity to buy a special edition of the exhibition catalogue, featuring all the selected artists, an essay by a leading author, and a note of thanks and facsimile signature of the Director of the National Portrait Gallery. The special edition is only available to entrants and will not be available through the Gallery shops or online.

To order your copy of the catalogue now, simply tick the box below and £13.00 will be added to your total entry fee. Price includes postage and packaging and catalogues will be dispatched in May 2020.