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National Photographic Portrait Prize 2020

Daily from Friday 6 March 2020 until Sunday 10 May 2020

Bookings available

$15 adult / $12 concession / $10 Circle of Friends / $5 under 18s / under 5 free / $36 family ticket (2 adults 3 children)
Includes entry to the Darling Portrait Prize

The National Photographic Portrait Prize 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.

The National Portrait Gallery would like to congratulate the 48 finalists for 2020! The selected portraits will be on display from 6 March – 10 May 2020. The winner will be announced at the launch of the exhibition on 13 March.

Andrew Baker
Benny Capp
Ben Mcnamara
Ben Searcy
Brenda L Croft
Cameron Neville
Charles Tambiah
Chris Budgeon
Chris Riordan
Christophe Canato
Dave Laslett
Christian Thompson
Elizabeth Looker
Elize Strydom
Fiona Wolf-Symeonides
Graham Monro
Greg Sheehan
Hugh Stewart
James Brickwood
Jason McNamara
Karen Waller
Kelly Champion
Klarissa Dempsey
Lauren Horwood
Lori Cicchini
Maite Robin
Maree Yoelu
Marg Briese
Marieka Jacobs
Martin Philbey
Michael Murchie
Mike Bowers
Natalie Finney
Nic Duncan
Rene Kulitja & Rhett Hammerton
Rob Palmer
Russell Shakespeare
Sam Biddle & Mohammad D.
Sanjeev Singh
Sarah Rhodes
Sean Paris
Shea Kirk
Steven Lloyd
Suzanne O'Connell
Tim Hillier
Vivienne Noble


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 $3245.

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.


Thanks to Eizo, all finalists will receive a $700 discount if they purchase an Eizo ColorEdge CG2730 27" monitor valued at $3245.

© National Portrait Gallery 2020
King Edward Terrace, Parkes
Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia

Phone +61 2 6102 7000
Fax +61 2 6102 7001
ABN: 54 74 277 1196

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