Entries open for 2018 National Portrait Prize
Entries are now open for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019, with the winner set to receive $52,000 in cash and prizes.
The National Photographic Portrait Prize strives to promote the very best in contemporary, photographic portraiture by professional and aspiring Australian photographers. Finalists are selected from a national field of competitive entries.
First prize now comprises $30,000 cash, a Canon DSLR Camera valued at $9,499; a Canon lens valued at $2,649; and a Canon Colour Graphic Large Format Printer, including professional service and consumables, valued at $10,000.
The Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Angus Trumble, says the prize encourages photographers to push boundaries.
‘Winners often say the Prize changed their professional lives for the better and that is why we encourage both professional and aspiring photographers to enter, not just for the chance to win, but for the opportunity to be displayed in Australia’s only portrait gallery.’
2019 prizes include:
The Winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 will be awarded more than $50,000 in prizes, as follows:
- $30,000 cash prize courtesy of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia
- Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II DSLR Camera - $9,499
- Canon EF85mm f/1.4 L IS Lens - $2,649
- Canon iPF PRO 2000 24” (A1) 12 Colour Graphics Large Format Printer (including professional service and consumables) - $10,000
Thanks to Eizo, the Highly Commended winner will receive an Eizo monitor valued at $3245:
- Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 27” Monitor – $3245
Art Handlers’ Award
In 2019, the winner of the Art Handlers’ Award will receive $2,000 cash thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics, plus return shipping of their artwork after the regional tour:
- $2000 cash prize
- Return shipping of the artwork
Entries are open until 9.00am (AEDT) on 23 October 2018. Finalists will be announced in December and the winner will be revealed at the opening of the exhibition in February 2019.