See behind-the-scenes of this year’s exhibition – from artist submission and judging to installation and Award Ceremony, and discover more about the prize winning artists and their sitters.



What the Artist saw
The Judging

The judges describe the process of selecting fifty-five portraits from over 2,000 entries, and previous entrants reveal their desire for selection in 2014.



What the Artist saw
The Shortlist

Meet this year’s shortlisted artists and their sitters, and discover the stories behind these prize-winning portraits.



What the Artist saw
The Awards

The exhibition is curated ahead of the Award Ceremony on Tuesday 24 June when the artists receive their prizes from actor Nigel Havers.