Now in its thirty-first year and open to all artists from around the world, aged 18 and over, the BP Portrait Award is an annual event highlighting the art of portraiture.
With a First Prize of £25,000 in cash, plus a commission in the value of £4,000, the BP Portrait Award 2010 includes second and third prizes, as well as a Young Artist Award worth £5,000 for artists between 18 and 30 years of age and a BP Travel Award 2010 in the value of £5,000.
The submission deadline is February 14th 2010 and the artists whishing to participate should read the rules carefully and fill the entry form, not forgeting the entry fee.
The winning artists will have their works exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery (London), from 24th June to 19th September 2010, continuing their exhibition tour tat the Usher Gallery (Lincoln) and Aberdeen Art Gallery.
In 2009 the exhibition in London was visited by 298,000 people, which shows the relevance of this event during its years of existance, with many of the artists earning commissions as a result of the high enthusiasm from the public.