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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

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Applications are open for Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021. To enter the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021, photographers will be required to upload their image(s) via the website. 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. Also, the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.
  • In addition to that, this year’s prize will be 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.

Basically, it prizes winners, and exhibition selection is judged on an equal and anonymous basis. In 2020 the exhibition headed online for the first time. Altogether, it featured 54 portraits from 37 artists and was viewed by over 135,000 users.


  • Photographers must have been 18 years of age or over on 1 January 2020.
  • Each photographer can submit up to six photographs.
  • Previous first prize-winners, since and including 2008, are not eligible to enter the competition.
  • Entry forms and payment of entry fees must be completed by 23.59 on Tuesday 8 June 2021 (UK time).
  • The photographer or their representatives warrant that they are fully authorized and entitled to enter into the agreements contained in these rules, in respect of all rights in the work including ownership, copyright, moral rights, the rights of the people, names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the photographs, and that no further permissions or conditions are required to deliver these agreements.

Full information available here


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline08 June,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerNational Portrait Gallery



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