The competition is open to everyone aged 18 and over from around the world. The competition is organised by the National Portrait Gallery in London.
You can submit up to six photographs.
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’.
All submissions must be made online via the website.
The entry fee for this competition is £28.00 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. In 2015 there were four prize-winners.
All selected photographers under the age of 35 will also be eligible for the John Kobal New Work Award. The winning photographer will receive £4,000 and a commission from the Gallery to photograph a sitter connected with the UK film industry.