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:
Lord Mayor’s Prize
Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize.
Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award
Supported by The Courier-Mail, this award is chosen by popular vote from all the finalists.
Performing Arts and Music Award
Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists
Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2021 finalists exhibition.
Next Gen Category
Emerging Artists Award
2 x $1000 Vouchers