Deadline: September 22, 2020
Entry Fee: £20 per image
Prizes: £15,000, participation in the online exhibition
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.
This year the exhibition will be displayed online, from Tuesday 24 November 2020, in a virtual gallery that replicates the rooms of the NPG. This virtual exhibition will allow the Gallery to reach a wide international audience and ensure that the competition is able to continue as planned during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Online visitors will be able to view the portraits collectively, as well as exploring each individual work in more detail.
This year’s prize will displayed as a virtual exhibition on the National Portrait Gallery’s website, in order to reach a wide international audience and ensure that the competition is able to continue as planned during the current Coronavirus pandemic. To ensure the safety of panel members and Gallery staff, judging for the 2020 competition will be completed digitally.
- Photographers must have been 18 years of age or over on 1 January 2019.
- Each photographer can submit up to six photographs.
- Previous first prize-winners, since and including 2008, are not eligible to enter the competition.
The winner of the competition will receive £15,000. In addition, the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.
The prize winners and exhibition selection is judged on an equal and anonymous basis. In 2019 the exhibition featured 55 portraits from 31 artists and was seen by over 42,000 people at the National Portrait Gallery.
The entry fee for this competition is £20.00 per photograph entered.