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ENTRIES OPEN Scottish Portrait Awards 2020

£5000 SPA in Fine Art (any 2D or 3D medium) £3000 SPA in Photography (b&w only). Touring exhibition for top 60 works. Open to anyone over 16 born, living, studying in Scotland

Entries open from 2 April to 30 June through our website


SPA Fine art 1st prize £5000, 2nd prize £1000, 3rd prize £500
SPA Photography 1st prize £3000, 2nd prize £500, 3rd prize £150

Also £500 SPA Young Fine Artist and Young Photographer Awards are open to entrants aged over 16 and under 25 years on 1 October 2020.

Exhibition for top 60 works in Edinburgh (November 2020) Glasgow (Jan-Feb 2021) and Duff House in Banff (March to June 2021.

Everyone accepted for exhibition given a page to promote their work in the online Directory of Contemporary Scottish Portraiture. All works promoted through social media @scotportrait (Facebook, Instagram). All artists promoted as Scottish Portrait Artist of the Day at least once through social media.


Fine art judges John Byrne, Imogen Gibbon, Gordon Mitchell, Roger Billcliffe, Helen Wilson

Photography judges: Ben Harman, Simon Murphy, Rachel Nordstrom, Siobhán Coward

Read more about the judges


For the SPA in Fine Art we want diversity! Enter portraits in oil, acrylic, pencil, crayon, works in mixed media, ceramics, tapestry, colour photography, digital portraits, all forms of 3D - wood, metal, clay, papier mache, porcelain or literally any other materials.

The Richard Coward SPA in Photography is for portraits in black and white only. This is Scotland's biggest photography award and offered in memory of esteemed photographer, Richard Coward - who worked mainly in black and white.

Entry fee is £10 per work. Enter as many times as you like. All funds raised are used to support the Scottish Portrait Awards. The competition is managed by the Scottish Arts Trust - registered charity SC044753.

Visit our website and follow @ScotPortrait on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter

Location: All Scotland ,England, Wales, Northern Ireland, International

For further information, please contact (Sara Cameron McBean), or call 07794567254, or visit

The deadline is 31st July 2020 at 23:55.


Tuesday 14 April, 2020
Friday 31 July, 2020

National , International

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