The call for entries to the BP Portrait Award 2012 closes on the 13th of this month.
Open to everyone 18 years of age or over on 1 January 2012, this prestigious annual competition sponsored by BP, seeks to encourage artists to develop their skills and creativity in portraiture.
The First Prize winner will receive a cash award of £25,000, plus, at the judges’ discretion, a commission worth £4,000, to be agreed between the National Portrait Gallery and the artist.
A Second Prize of £8,000, a Third Prize of £6,000, a BP Travel Award 2010 worth £5,000 and the BP Young Artist Award in the value of £5,000, will be attributed.
All entrants aged between 18 and 30 as of January 2012, will automatically be considered for both the BP Young Artist Award and the BP Portrait Award, but an individual cannot win both.
Entrants can register online or by regular post, however since the deadline is February 13, entering online is the best option.
The entry fee for this competition is £34
Read the rules carefuly before submiting the entry form, namely which media and supports can be used and sizes.
Now in its thirty-third year, the BP Portrait Award 2012 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery, London, from 21 June to 23 September 2012.