Brisbane Portrait Prize

Celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts

Visual Artists

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Aug 14, 2022




Visual Arts

The Brisbane Portrait Prize is all about celebrating Brisbane portrait artists and their sitters, while encouraging public engagement with the arts. Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter.

In 2022 the prize will once again consist of two key competitions:

  • The Main Competition – Open to all entrants 18 and over
  • The Next Gen Prize – Open to entrants 18 and under


Lord Mayor’s Prize

Proudly presented by Brisbane City Council, all entries into the Brisbane Portrait Prize are eligible for the Lord Mayor’s Prize.

Accenture Digital Award
Supported by Accenture, any digitally created still work, including photography, is eligible for the Digital Prize.
Courier-Mail People’s Choice Award

Supported by The Courier-Mail, this award is chosen by popular vote from all the finalists.

Performing Arts and Music Award

Supported by the Lister Family Foundation, this award is open to portraits featuring sitters from the performing arts and music industries.

Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artists

Supported by the Clem Jones Foundation, this award is open to all individuals who identify as women.

Packer’s Prize

Supported by Howard Smith Wharves, this award is chosen by the team who hang the 2022 finalists exhibition.

Next Gen Prize

Supported by Gadens, all entries into the Next Gen category (18 and under) are eligible for this prize.

Emerging Artists Award
2 x $1000 Vouchers

Supported by Oxlades, this will be given to two emerging artists and will be selected by the Board of the Brisbane Portrait Prize.
Key dates for 2022

March 27: Entries Open
August 14: Entries Close at 6pm
September 2: Finalists Notified
September 17: Finalists Announced
September 28: Finalists Exhibition Opens
October 5: Winners Announced
October 30: Finalists Exhibition Closes

Visit Brisbane Portrait Prize’s website for more information