Brisbane Portrait Prize

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

To be eligible, both the artist and the sitter must have a connection to Brisbane.

Entries are now open and close Friday 23 August 2019.

To submit your work visit the Brisbane Portrait Prize website

Competition prizes

Prizes include:

  • Lord Mayor’s Prize of $50,000
  • Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists of $5000 (supported by the Clem Jones Foundation)
  • Accenture Digital Category of $10,000
  • The Courier Mail People’s Choice Award of $7500.

Exhibition details

An exhibition for the finalists will be held at Brisbane Powerhouse from 30 September-31 October 2019.

Brisbane City Council is a proud sponsor of this event.

More information

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

To find out more about Council’s commitment to creative sector, visit Creative Brisbane.

Last updated:2 May 2019