Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2021

In 2008, Ruth Borchard Collection established a national Self-Portrait Prize. This competition is open to all artists. The winner will be awarded the £10,000. Artists of all backgrounds and from any location are invited to enter. All variations of work – figurative or abstract, alone or in a group, from life or from memory – will be accepted. There are no restrictions of size. Works must be a self-portrait of the artist.

All works in a wide variety of medium, including but not restricted to; painting, drawing, digital art, photography, sculpture, tapestry and ceramics.

The first of April 2021

The winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000.

How to enter
Take a look on the official website of the competition organisation for more details on how to enter.

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See the full overview of art competitions for 2021 here.