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

It's time!

Entries are now open for the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2023. One of our most popular annual events, the prize promotes the best in contemporary photographic portraiture by both professional and aspiring Australian photographers.

Entries close at 9:00am (AEDT) on Tuesday 31 January 2023.

Enter now!

Finalists will be announced around March, and the winner will be selected when the exhibition opens in June 2023. All finalists will be exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery from 17 June to 1 October 2023!

Please make sure you read all the Terms & Conditions and frequently asked questions before you start. We don't want you to be inadvertently disqualified after scrolling through enthusiastically and missing an important part.

Prizes

The winner will nab a $30,000 cash prize from us AND photographic equipment courtesy of our Imaging Partner, Canon Australia. There are a raft of other prizes too, including Highly Commended supported by EIZO and an Art Handlers' Award thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics.

Exhibition

The exhibition opens 17 June and closes 1 October 2023.

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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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