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

People's Choice Award

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2022

The photographer who receives the most votes in the People’s Choice Award will receive $5,000 courtesy of The David Roche Foundation.

Terms and conditions


The fine print: terms & conditions of entry to People's Choice competition
  1. The organiser of this competition is: The National Portrait Gallery of Australia (“the Gallery”), King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600; ABN: 54 742 771 196.
    Employees of the Gallery, Canon, The David Roche Foundation, Eizo and Midnight Hotel are not eligible for entry.
  2. There is no entry fee and no purchase necessary to enter this competition. Closing date for entry will be midnight AEDT, Sunday 25 September 2022. After this date no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
  3. No responsibility will be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
  4. Entrants must be 18 years or older at the time of entry.
  5. The Gallery reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of the promoter’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the promoter.
  6. The Gallery is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this competition.
  7. No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are not transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
  8. Winners of the prizes for voters will be chosen at random by the Gallery from all entries received and verified by the Gallery and or its agents.
  9. All winners will be notified via email within 7 days of the closing date for voting. If the winner cannot be contacted via email and does not claim the prize within 14 days of notification, the Gallery reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and pick a replacement winner.
  10. The Gallery will communicate with first prize winners via email regarding collection of the prize. Supplementary prize winners will be contacted via email and required to nominate a postal address in order for the Gallery to post the prize.
  11. The Gallery’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  12. By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating their agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions.
  13. The competition and these terms and conditions will be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of the Australian Capital Territory, and the parties to this agreement submit to the jurisdiction of the Courts of that Territory.
  14. Any personal data relating to the winner or any other entrants will be used solely in accordance with current Australian data protection legislation and will not be disclosed to a third party without the entrant’s prior consent.
  15. The winner’s name may be published on the Gallery’s social media networks (Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram) with the winner’s consent.
  16. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other social network. The entrant is providing information to the Gallery and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in accordance with the privacy policy.
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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 past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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