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National Portrait Gallery BP Portrait Award 2011 Call for Entries

The BP Portrait Award 2011 exhibition will run at the National Portrait Gallery from 16 June to 18 September 2011.

Open to everyone over 18
This international competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over in recognition of the outstanding and innovative work currently being produced by artists of all ages working in portraiture.

Judging and the Exhibition
The competition is judged, on an equal and anonymous basis, from original paintings. An exhibition is then created from a selection of the entries. Last year over 2,000 artists submitted their work and the exhibition, which featured fifty eight paintings, was seen by over 280,000 people at the National Portrait Gallery.

Founded in 1856, the aim of the National Portrait Gallery, London is ‘to promote through the medium of portraits the appreciation and understanding of the men and women who have made and are making British history and culture, and … to promote the appreciation and understanding of portraiture in all media’.

The Gallery holds the most extensive collection of portraits in the world. The Collection is displayed in London and in a number of locations around the United Kingdom, including several houses managed by the National Trust. The Gallery is increasingly keen to find new ways to share the Collection through the National Programmes, as well as through this website.

Online entry form:

BP Portrait Award 2011
National Portrait Gallery
St Martin’s Place
London WC2H 0HE
020 7321 6699
[email protected]

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