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. A fixture at the National Portrait Gallery, London for 40 years - 30 of which have been sponsored by BP - the BP Portrait Award is now in its tenth year at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, and continues to be an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.
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