Lord Mayor's Prize, 2021 - 'No Land in Sight' by Beth Mitchell

Brisbane Portrait Prize is a contemporary portraiture competition showcasing artists and the unique character of our city.

This competition is now open with an incredible prize pool.

Please know to be eligible, both the artist and the sitter must have a connection to Brisbane. For further information visit Brisbane Portrait Prize website.

2022 Brisbane Portrait Prize

Key dates

  • 27 March - Entries open
  • 14 August - Entries close at 6pm
  • 2 September - Finalists notified
  • 17 September - Finalists announced
  • 28 September - Finalists exhibition opens
  • 5 October - Winners announced
  • 30 October - Finalists exhibition closes.
     

Category prizes

  • $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Prize
  • $10,000 Digital Portraiture Award supported by Accenture
  • $7500 Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award
  • $7500 Performing Arts and Music Award, supported by the Lister Family Foundation
  • $5000 Sylvia Jones Prize for women artists
  • $5000 Packers Prize supported by Howard Smith Wharves
  • $2000 Next Gen Prize
  • 2 x $1000 vouchers from Oxlades presented to two emerging artists

More information

To find out more about the competition and to read the terms and conditions, visit the Brisbane Portrait Prize website.

Read more about Council’s commitment to the creative sector.

2021 winners

In addition to the tile display below, you can view the images for the 2021 Brisbane Portrait Prize winners' artworks in Council's Flickr account.

2020 winners

View the 2020 Brisbane Portrait Prize winners' artworks. You can also view these images on Council's Flickr account.

Brisbane Portrait Prize 2020 winners

2019 winners

View the 2019 Brisbane Portrait Prize winners' artworks. You can also view these images on Council's Flickr account.

Brisbane Portrait Prize 2019 winners
Last updated: 29 March 2022

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