• Dates: 21 May28 June 2020
  • Delivery window: 27 January31 January 2020
  • Collection window: 13 February20 February 2020

The BP Portrait Award still remains the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary practice. With a first prize of £35,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work.

The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over.

In its forty-first year at the National Portrait Gallery and thirty-first year of sponsorship by BP the Award continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.