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National Portrait Gallery-BP Portrait Award 2013
a prestigious portrait painting competition sponsored by BP / National Portrait Gallery-closing date 11 February 2013
As we've read in busart official website ''The Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery is a prestigious portrait painting competition sponsored by BP. The competition aims at encouraging artists to focus and develop portraiture in their work. The BP Portrait Award 2013 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery in London from 20 June to 15 September 2013.
The competition is open to all artists from around the world. Artists must be aged 18 years of age or over on 1 January 2013. The work must have been completed after 1 January 2012. Entry forms and entry fees must be returned to the National Portrait Gallery by Monday 11 February 2013.
The work entered must be predominantly painted in oil, tempera or acrylic and must be on a stretcher or board, preferably framed and unglazed. No watercolours, works on paper or pastels will be considered. The work entered should be a painting based on a sitting or study from life and the human figure must predominate. Self portraits and group portraits are permitted. Paintings will be judged anonymously so should not be signed on the front.
• Minimum size: 25 x 20cm (10 x 8”) unframed.
• Maximum size: 244 x 244cm (96 x 96”) framed.
• Multi part works (up to three parts) will be accepted and regarded as one work. Please bear in mind the above size restrictions and include full instructions for installation of the work.
First Prize: A cash award of £30,000, plus, at the judges’ discretion, a commission worth £5,000, to be agreed between the National Portrait Gallery and the artist.
Second Prize: £10,000
BP Young Artist Award: £7,000
All selected artists aged between 18 and 30 will automatically be considered for both the BP Young Artist Award and the BP Portrait Award, but an individual cannot win both. If there are no exhibitors aged 30 or under then no Young Artist Award will be given and the funds so available shall be used to offer a Third Prize.
BP Travel Award 2013: £6,000
All selected artists will be eligible to submit a proposal for the BP Travel Award. The aim of the Award is to provide the opportunity for an artist to experience working in a different environment, in Britain or abroad, on a project related to portraiture which will then be shown as part of the BP Portrait Award 2014 exhibition and tour in 2014–15.
The registration fee is £36 and the closing date is on 11 February 2013. For more information please visit National Portrait Gallery. Source: National Portrait Gallery.''
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