Lord Mayor's Prize, 2023 - 'Still Thriving' by Dylan Mooney

Brisbane Portrait Prize is a 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. For further information visit Brisbane Portrait Prize website.

2024 Brisbane Portrait Prize

Entries are now open for the 2024 Brisbane Portrait Prize!

Key dates

  • 6 December 2023 - entries open
  • 22 May 2024 - entries close
  • 21 June 2024 - finalists notified
  • 20 July 2024 - finalists announced
  • 2 August 2024 - winner announcement
  • 3 August 2024 - exhibition opens to the public at the State Library gallery
  • 10 November 2024 - exhibition closes

Category prizes

  • $50,000 Lord Mayor’s Prize
  • $10,000 Digital Award, supported by Accenture
  • $7,500 Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award
  • $7,500 Performing Arts and Music Award, supported by the Lister Family Foundation
  • $5,000 Sylvia Jones Prize for women artists supported by the Clem Jones Foundation
  • $5,000 Packers Prize supported by Howard Smith Wharves
  • $2,000 Next Gen Prize supported by Gadens
  • $1,000 Metro Arts Experimental Portraiture Prize (x2), supported by Metro Arts
  • $1,000 Emerging Artists Awards (x2), supported by Exlades

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.

Previous year winners

View the winners' artworks on Council's Flickr account.

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