Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

The winner of the competition will receive £15,000.


This year’s prize will displayed as a virtual exhibition on the National Portrait Gallery’s website, in order to reach a wide international audience and ensure that the competition is able to continue as planned during the current Coronavirus pandemic.

All images will be viewed by a panel of judges and the entrants who are successful in this round will be invited to deliver their work to a venue in London for the final round of physical judging.


The winner of the competition will receive £15,000. In addition, the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.


Photographers must have been 18 years of age or over on 1 January 2020.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The photographer will be credited for the use of their work, wherever practicable, as the Photographic Portrait Prize exists in part to raise the profile of the exhibiting artists.