The RP Award

The £2,000 RP Award is made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for this inaugural year, 2018, is ‘Friends’. The judges sought the most interesting and engaging interpretation of the idea of ‘Friends’ within the parameters of portraiture.   Saied Dai won the 2018 prize for  his painting 'Sisters'

Contemporary Arts Trust Award

The Contemporary Arts Trust’s objective is to assist deserving artists who show promise; to encourage them to remain in the arts and continue on their creative journey. Contemporary Arts Trust encourages every discipline within the Fine Applied Arts. Since its formation, the Trust has given more than £375,000 in prizes and awards. Contemporary Arts Trust is…

Smallwood Architects Prize

  The Smallwood Architects Prize of £1,000, inaugurated in 2016, is awarded for a portrait in which architectural or interior features play an important part. 2018 Winner Michael Taylor for ‘Alana – Figure with a Box’ View winning portraits from previous years below. PREVIOUS WINNERS 2018 – Michael Taylor 2017 – David Cobley RP NEAC…

The Ondaatje Prize For Portraiture

The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture is sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 plus the Society's Gold Medal is awarded for the most distinguished portrait of the year. The Prize was launched in 1995 and took the form of a commission to paint H.M. The Queen,…

The De Laszlo Foundation Award

The de Laszlo Foundation award, sponsored by the de Laszlo Foundation, aims to encourage young artists. It is worth £3,000 and is awarded, together with a silver medal, to an artist under thirty five years old judged to have submitted the best portrait. 2018 Winner  Emma Hopkins for 'Doreen Wallace' View winning portraits from previous…

Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award

Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award, established by its founder William Bortrick in 2015, is presented for Classically Inspired Portraiture in the RP Annual Exhibition. It is presented each year with a certificate and a cheque for £2,000. 2018 Winner Paul Brason for ‘Sarah Taylor, High Sheriff of Oxford'   View winning portraits from previous years below. PREVIOUS WINNERS 2018 - Paul Brason RP 2017 - Andrew Festing RP 2016 - Richard Foster RP 2015 - Miriam Escofet