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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.

Thanks to the National Portrait Gallery and Canon Australia, the Winner of the 2020 National Photographic Portrait Prize will be awarded over $50,000 in prizes. $30,000 cash from the Portrait Gallery and the latest photographic equipment from Canon, valued at over $22,000.

Highly Commended

Thanks to Eizo, the Highly Commended winner will receive an Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 27" monitor valued at $3,245.

Art Handlers Award

In 2020 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 Award

The photographer who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice Award will receive a prize of Fine Art printing to the value of $2,200 thanks to SUNSTUDIOS.

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Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh
Reclaimed youth, 2019 Sanjeev Singh

Reclaimed

In Conversation: virtual event

Fri 13 Nov
12:30pm

Join us for a conversation with NPPP 2020 finalist Sanjeev Singh and his subject Peter McEwan as we discuss the shameful history and ultimate triumph behind this striking portrait.

The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer
The mahi-mahi, 2019 Rob Palmer

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Previous exhibition, 2020

The exhibition is selected from a national field of entries, reflecting the distinctive vision of Australia's aspiring and professional portrait photographers and the unique nature of their subjects.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.