The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.

With a first prize of £35,000, and a total prize fund of £74,000, the Award is aimed at encouraging artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years, this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

The BP Portrait Award 2019 will tour to Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh and Ulster Museum, Belfast.

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