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National Photographic Portrait Prize

Get your entries in for the National Photographic Portrait Prize! Over $50,000 in prizes goes to the creator of the most outstanding photographic portrait. There will also be prizes for Highly Commended as well an Art Handlers' Award, and the ever-popular People's Choice Award!

Entries close at 9:00am on Tuesday 23 October 2018 (Australian Eastern Standard Time).



Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery and Canon Australia, the Winner of the 2019 National Photographic Portrait Prize will be awarded over $50,000 in prizes. $30,000 cash from the Portrait Gallery and photographic equipment from Canon to the value of $22,148.

  • $30,000 cash prize
  • Canon EOS 1Dx Mark II DSLR Camera - $9,499
  • Canon EF85mm f/1.4 L IS Lens - $2,649
  • Canon iPF PRO 2000 24" (A1) 12 Colour Graphics Large Format Printer (including professional service and consumables) - $10,000

Highly Commended


Thanks to Eizo, the Highly Commended winner will receive an Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 27" monitor valued at $3245.

Art Handlers Award

IAS Fine Art Logistics

In 2019 the winner of the Art Handlers' Award will receive $2,000 cash thanks to IAS Fine Art Logistics, plus return shipping of their artwork after the regional tour.

People’s Choice

Sun Studios

The photographer who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice Award wins a Broncolor Siros 800 L Outdoor Kit 2 valued at $7,451 thanks to Sun Studios.