Brisbane Portrait Prize


The Brisbane Portrait Prize creates opportunities for portrait artists and encourages cultural tourism and public engagement with the arts by combining celebrity and portraiture. Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. 


Any artist with a connection to Brisbane is eligible to enter. The sitter must also have a connection with Brisbane. (See terms and conditions and FAQs for more details) Two dimensional works only.


  • Entries open – January 2019

  • Entries close – 23 August 2019

  • Exhibition – 30 September – 31 October 2019


Categories Include:

– Lord Mayor’s Prize $50,000

– Digital $10,000

– Courier-Mail Peoples Choice Award $7,500

– Sylvia Jones Prize for Women Artist $5,000


  • There is no limit to the number of entries an artist may submit, however, a separate entry form and application fee must accompany each entry.

  • Entries must be submitted via online entry only.

  • A non-refundable $50 entry fee (incl GST) per entry must also be paid online using a credit card.  Entries will not be accepted until entry fee has been received.

Public voting will commence at the opening night and continue for the duration of the exhibition. The winner will be contacted via phone and email and will be announced on the SBBAA Facebook page and this website at

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