This year is our 10th anniversary of hosting the National Photographic Portrait Prize, so it’s extra special!

First prize

A cash prize of $25,000 goes to the winner of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2017! Thanks to our friends at Profoto, the winner will also receive a Profoto B1 location lighting kit worth $6,000. The winner will be announced at 6pm (AEST) Friday 31 March.

Highly commended

Judges also select a portrait to win the highly commended photographic portrait prize of an Eizo screen valued at $4,000. The highly commended winner will be announced at 6pm (AEST) Friday 31 March.

Art handler’s award

Our resident art handling duo, Tara and Amelia, have announced the winner of the Art handlers’ Award for 2017! The artist of their favourite work, Tobias Titz, wins $2000 and return freight for his portrait of Bobby Bunungurr, thanks to our friends at IAS fine art logistics.

People’s choice

Once the exhibition opens, visitors – both in person and online – are invited to vote for their favourite. The winning artist will be announced on 2 June and wins: Studio/equipment rental package to $2,500 in Sydney and/or Melbourne plus the Canon EOS M5 with EF-M 15-45mm lens valued at $2,000. Another prize goes to a lucky voter in the people’s choice. They win three nights’ accommodation at Crowne Plaza Canberra including dinner at Redsalt Restaurant, breakfast each morning, welcome drinks and free parking. More info >