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2024 Prize

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts. Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter.

The 2024 Prize consists of two key competitions:

Details of the prizes can be found below. If you are looking for more information about entering we recommend you check out the following pages:

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Prize Categories

Lord Mayor’s Prize

Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize.

Digital Award

Supported by Accenture, any digitally created still work, including photography, is eligible for the Digital Prize.

Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award

Supported by The Courier-Mail, this award is chosen by popular vote from all the finalists.

Performing Arts and Music Award

Supported by the Lister Family Foundation, this award is open to portraits featuring sitters from the performing arts and music industries.

Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists

Supported by the Clem Jones Foundation, this award is open to all individuals who identify as women.

Packer’s Prize

Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2022 finalists exhibition.

Next Gen Prize

Supported by Gadens, all entries into the Next Gen category (18 and under) are eligible for this prize.

Metro Arts Experimental Portraiture Prize
Two week exhibition at Metro Arts + $1000

Supported by Metro Arts, this prize will be awarded to one artist with an experimental practice.

Emerging Artists Award
2 x $1000 Vouchers

This award will be given to two emerging artists and will be selected by the Board of the Brisbane Portrait Prize.