Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)
The RP encourages and showcases new and traditional artistic models and perspectives in portraiture.
Acceptable media: Oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, pencil, sanguine, conté and any dry medium. Original prints (please detail edition and how many are available). Work must have been completed within the last two years. We cannot receive pictures taller than 2.4m (8ft).
Conditions: Maximum of three works submitted. Maximum of three works selected.
£12 per work or £6 for artists under 35.
The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture: £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal awarded for the most distinguished painting in the Society’s annual exhibition.
The de Laszlo Foundation Prize: £3,000 plus a Silver Medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 years or under.
The Prince of Wales’s Award for Portrait Drawing: £2,000 and framed certificate for a portrait in any recognised drawing medium.
The Changing Faces Commission Prize: £2,000 commission to produce a portrait of a person with a disfigurement for the Changing Faces collection.
The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in association with the Arts Club: £1,000 for an emerging artist
ONLINE SUBMISSION HAS NOW CLOSED.
You can still submit on person on the Receiving Days listed below.
Notification of pre-selection posted on the registration site from:
Thursday 28 February (noon)
(If pre-selected, please deliver your work(s) on the receiving days listed below).
Friday 15 & Saturday 16 March, 10am-5pm
Select this link for information on regional handing-in points.
Notification of selection to the exhibition
Wednesday 20 March (noon)
Collection of unaccepted work
Saturday 23 March, 10am-5pm
Collection of unsold exhibition work
Thursday 30 May, 10am-5pm
Exhibition dates 2012
Private View: Wednesday 8 May (11 – 8pm)
Opens to public: Thursday 9 May, 10am-5pm including weekends
Closes: Friday 24 May (1pm)
If you are unable to submit online download the registration pack below: