Regarded as one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world, the BP Portrait Award gathers some of the best contemporary portrait and figure painters.
The prize winners for the BP Portrait Award 2011 were announced at the Awards Ceremony on 14 June 2011, with the First Prize being awarded to self-taught artist Wim Heldens for "Distracted."
"Holly" by Louis Smith with help from Carmel Said, won the Second Prize; "Just To Feel Normal" by Ian Cumberland won the Third Prize; Sertan Saltan was awarded the Young Artist Prize with his work "Mrs Cerna"; and the Travel Award 2011 was attributed to Jo Fraser for her painting "Flora MacGregor."
Fifty-five works (including the prize winners) selected from a record 2,372 international entries can be seen seen at the National Portrait Gallery, London until the 18th of September 2011.
Visitors to the BP Portrait Award 2011 Exhibition can vote for their favourite portrait until the 4th of September 2011.
The three most popular portraits of the Visitor's Choice will be displayed on the website from September 12th 2011.
The National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with Cass Art, will offer a Mabef wooden box containing a comprehensive range of oil paints and brushes, all worth over £300, to one of the voters.
Check here to see how you can enter this competition.