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The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts. Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter.

In 2021 the prize will once again consist of two key competitions: 


Info about the prizes on offer and key dates can be found below. Further information for artists can be found via these pages:


If you have any other questions about the 2021 prize, drop us a line on 
info@brisbaneportraitprize.org

Prizes

Lord Mayor’s Prize
$50,000

Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize.

Accenture Digital Award
$10,000
Supported by Accenture, any digitally created still work, including photography, is eligible for the Digital Prize.

Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award
$7,500

Supported by The Courier-Mail, this award is chosen by popular vote from all the finalists.

Performing Arts and Music Award
$7,500

Supported by the Lister Family Foundation, this award is open to portraits featuring sitters from the performing arts and music industries.

Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
$5,000

Supported by the Clem Jones Foundation, this award is open to all individuals who identify as women.

Packer’s Prize
$5,000

Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2021 finalists exhibition.

Next Gen Category
$2,000

Supported by Gadens, all entries into the Next Gen category (18 and under) are eligible for this prize.

Emerging Artists Award
2 x $1000 Vouchers

Supported by Oxlades, this will be given to two emerging artists and will be selected by the Board of the Brisbane Portrait Prize.

Key dates for 2021