Organised by the National Portrait Gallery, the Prize has established a reputation for its diversity of photographic styles, encompassing editorial, reportage and fine art images submitted by a range of photographers, from gifted amateurs and photography students to professionals.
In the Prize’s search for excellence, photographers are encouraged to interpret ‘portrait’ in its widest sense of ‘photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals.’
The prize winners and exhibition will be selected by a distinguished judging panel. The winner of the competition will receive £12,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award one or more cash prizes to the shortlisted photographers.