The RP Award

The Royal Society of Portrait Painters is delighted to announce a new £2,000 prize for portraiture. The RP Award, for which all works shown in the Annual Exhibition are eligible. The award will be made to the artist whose work best represents the year’s chosen theme – which for the inaugural year, 2018, is ‘Friends’.…

Contemporary Arts Trust Award

Contemporary Arts Trust traces its roots back to June 1999. The 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…

Smallwood Architects Prize

David Cobley Made to Measure New prize inaugurated in 2015.   £1,000 prize and award for a portrait in which architectural or interior features play an important part.   View winning portraits from previous years below. PREVIOUS WINNERS 2017 - David Cobley RP NEAC 2016 - Lyn Gray

The Ondaatje Prize For Portraiture

Shawn Mcgovern, James Sponsored by Sir Christopher Ondaatje CBE OC and the Ondaatje Foundation, this generous prize of £10,000 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, for the Society. From 1996, the Prize has…

The De Laszlo Foundation Award

Jamie Routley, Alex Liederman at 17 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.   View winning portraits from previous…

The Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award

Andrew Festing Portrait of Count Alexis Limburg Stirum at Walzin The Burke's Peerage Foundation Award, established by William Bortrick in 2015, is presented for the most Classically Inspired Portrait in the Annual Exhibition. It is presented annually with a certificate and a cheque for £2,000.   View winning portraits from previous years below. PREVIOUS WINNERS 2017 - Andrew Festing RP 2016 - Richard…