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. The sitter must also have a connection to Brisbane.
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.
Supported by Accenture, any digitally created still work, including photography, is eligible for the Digital 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 the Clem Jones Foundation, this award is open to all individuals who identify as women.
Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2020 finalists exhibition.
Under 18 Category
Supported by Gadens, all entries into the Under 18 category 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 2020
23 February 2020 16 August 2020 20 September 2020 30 September 2020 6 October 2020 1 November 2020
Finalists Exhibition Opens
Finalists Exhibition Closes
23 February 2020
16 August 2020
20 September 2020
30 September 2020
6 October 2020
1 November 2020