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The BP Portrait Award is an annual portraiture competition held at the National Portrait Gallery in London, England. It is the successor to the John Player Portrait Award. It is the most important portrait prize in the world, and is reputedly one of the most prestigious competitions in contemporary art. The Daily Mail has called it "the portraiture Oscars".

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History

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British Petroleum took over sponsorship of the competition in 1989 from John Player & Sons, a tobacco company which had sponsored it from its inception in 1980, and has sponsored it since. The presence of both sponsors has triggered protests, with the group Art Not Oil (part of the international Rising Tide network) being responsible for most of those against BP.

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The exhibition opens in June each year and runs until September. First prize is typically £30,000. In the early years of the century, the prize went up from £5,000, and its catchment area was gradually extended from residents of the UK and is now unrestricted.

In 1993, Tom Hallifax was used to advertise the awards.

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In 2012 the competition received 2,187 entries from 74 countries (including 1,500 from the UK) of which 55 paintings were selected to be exhibited.

John Player Portrait Award

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  • 1980
  • 1981
  • 1982 – Humphrey Ocean
  • 1983 – Michael R. Taylor
  • 1984 – Rosemary Beaton
  • 1985 – Jeff Stultiens
  • 1986 – Ivy Smith
  • 1987 – Alison Watt
  • 1988 – Allan Ramsay
  • 1989 – Paula MacArthur & Tai-Shan Schierenberg - joint first prize winners
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  • 1990 – Annabel Cullen
  • 1991 – Justin Mortimer
  • 1992 – Lucy Willis
  • 1993 – Philip Harris
  • 1994 – Peter Edwards
  • 1995 – Ishbel Myerscough
  • 1996 – James Hague
  • 1997 – James Lloyd
  • 1998 – Thomas Watson
  • 1999 – Clive Smith
  • 2000 – Victoria Russell
  • 2001 – Stuart Pearson Wright
  • 2002 – Catherine Goodman
  • 2003 – Charlotte Harris
  • 2004 – Stephen Shankland
  • 2005 – Dean Marsh
  • 2006 – Andrew Tift
  • 2007 – Paul Emsley
  • 2008 – Craig Wylie and Praneet Arora
  • 2009 – Peter Monkman
  • 2010 – Daphne Todd
  • 2011 – Wim Heldens
  • 2012 – Aleah Chapin
  • 2013 – Susanne du Toit
  • 2014 – Thomas Ganter
  • Selected works

    It has become a BP Portrait Awards convention that a single work is selected to be used prominently on that year's posters and other publicity materials, and for the cover of the year's exhibition catalogue. Recent "showcase" portraits include:

  • 2004 – "Caroline", by James E Crowther
  • 2005 – "Portrait of Chantal Menard", by Sean Cheetham
  • 2006 – "Matthew", by Ben Jamie
  • 2007 – "Winter Portrait", by Ingolv Helland
  • 2008 – "Konjit" by Maryam Foroozanfar
  • 2009 (In Scotland) – "On Assi Ghat", by Edward Sutcliffe
  • 2009 – "Georgie", by Mary Jane Ansell
  • 2010 – "Blue Coco", by Shaun Downey
  • 2011 – "Geneva", by Ilaria Rosselli del Turco
  • BP Visitor Choice

    Each year, the BP Visitor Choice competition offers visitors to the highly popular BP Portrait Award exhibition the opportunity to vote for their favourite portrait in the exhibition.

  • 2006 – Vanessa Garwood
  • 2007 – Hynek Martinec
  • 2008 – José Luis Corella
  • 2009 – José Luis Corella
  • 2010 – Michal Ožibko
  • 2011 – Jan Mikulka
  • 2012 – Colin Davidson
  • BP Travel Award

    The BP Travel Award is an annual award allowing artists to experience working in a different environment on a project related to portraiture. The successful applicants work is exhibited at the Portrait Gallery the following year. Country of each artists project shown in brackets below.

  • 1998 – Stuart Pearson Wright (UK)
  • 2000 – Si Sapsford (Iceland)
  • 2001 – Alan Parker (UK)
  • 2002 – Daisy Richardson & Jessica Wolfson (Moscow-Beijing)
  • 2003 – Ulyana Gumeniuk (Russia)
  • 2004 – Darvish Fakhr (Iran)
  • 2005 – Joel Ely (Basque Country)
  • 2006 – Toby Wiggins (UK)
  • 2007 – Gareth Reid (Finland)
  • 2008 – Emmanouil Bitsakis (China)
  • 2009 – Isobel Peachey (Belgium/Switzerland)
  • 2010 – Paul Beel (Greece)
  • 2011 – Jo Fraser (Peru)
  • 2012 – Carl Randall (Japan)
  • 2013 – Sophie Ploeg (Belgium/UK)
  • 2014 – Edward Sutcilffe (USA)
  • 2015 – Magali Cazo (West Africa)
  • 2016 – Laura Guoke (Greece)
  • References

    BP Portrait Award Wikipedia