Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021


Published: Thursday, 22 April 2021

8 June 2021

Who may enter
The competition is open to photographers from around the world, aged 18 and over.

The competition is organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Entry is now open for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021. Open to all, it is the leading international competition, and celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

The photographs must be portraits. ‘Portrait’ may be interpreted in its widest sense, of ‘photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals’.

Each photographer can submit up to six photographs.

All photographs must have been taken by the entrant from life after 1 January 2020.

All submissions must be made online. The entry form is here.


Entry fee
The entry fee for this competition is £20 per photograph entered.

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

Competition website
For further information visit the official competition website.