Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020 , the leading international photographic portrait competition, which celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
Organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles submitted by a range of photographers, from gifted amateurs and photography students to established professionals.
Photographers are encouraged to interpret 'portrait' in its widest sense of photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals . You can submit up to six individual portraits or portraits in a series. Photographs can be black and white or colour.
Entry fee is 20 GBP (approx. 26 USD) . Eligibility Open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world. All photographs must have been taken by the entrant from life after 1 January 2020. Prize The winner of the competition will receive 15,000 GBP (approx. 19,730 USD) . In addition, the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.
This year the exhibition will be displayed online, from Tuesday 24 November 2020, in a virtual gallery that replicates the rooms of the NPG. This virtual exhibition will allow the Gallery to reach a wide international audience and ensure that the competition is able to continue as planned during the current Coronavirus pandemic. Online visitors will be able to view the portraits collectively, as well as exploring each individual work in more detail.