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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

National Photographic Portrait Prize

Call For Entries

Entries are now closed. Finalists whose work is selected for display in the exhibition will be notified by early April 2024. Good luck to all who entered!

Entering its 17th year, the National Photographic Portrait Prize (NPPP) is one of the Gallery's most popular annual events. The prize provides a powerful visual record of the year that was - a celebration of identity, both collective and individual.

The Gallery is committed to supporting artists involved in the Prize. Each selected finalist will receive:

  • an artist fee of $1,200 to exhibit your work at the Gallery
  • an additional artist fee of $700 if your work is included in the NPPP 2024 National Tour
  • a copyright and image licensing fee of $1,000
  • domestic artwork freight allowance to and from the Gallery
  • domestic travel allowance and accommodation in Canberra for the exhibition launch.

In 2024, the winner will receive a cash prize of $30,000 and photographic equipment valued at $20,000 courtesy of our Imaging Partner, Canon Australia.

All finalist artworks will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery from 22 June to 13 October 2024.

NPPP Call for entries
Terms and Conditions
Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions regarding your submission please contact:


P: (02) 6102 7090

Entries close at 9:00am AEDT on Friday 9 February 2024

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

This website comprises and contains copyrighted materials and works. Copyright in all materials and/or works comprising or contained within this website remains with the National Portrait Gallery and other copyright owners as specified.

The National Portrait Gallery respects the artistic and intellectual property rights of others. The use of images of works of art reproduced on this website and all other content may be restricted under the Australian Copyright Act 1968 (Cth). Requests for a reproduction of a work of art or other content can be made through a Reproduction request. For further information please contact NPG Copyright.

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