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Showcasing the most outstanding and innovative new portraits from around the world.

This year the competition received the most entries in its history: 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries were submitted to the judging panel, which includes artist Peter Monkman and historian Simon Schama. Fifty five of the best have been selected for this display at the National Portrait Gallery.

The BP Portrait Award rewards its winner £30,000, as well as a commission worth £5,000 to paint a portrait for the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection.

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Sat- Thu: 10am – 6pm Fri: 10am – 9pm Closed 24 – 26 Dec

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