Open to anyone over 16 years born, living or studying in Scotland
2019 Prizes Fine Art
SPA in Fine Art First prize £5,000, Second prize £1000, Third prize £500; Young Fine Artist Prize £500
2019 Prizes photography
Richard Coward SPA in Photography First prize £3,000, Second prize £500, Third prize £100, Young photographer prize £500
2019 Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition Dates
Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Club, Saturday 2 to Saturday 30 November
Glasgow, Glasgow Art Club, from Thursday 16 January to Saturday 15 February 2020
Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright Galleries, Saturday 14 March to Sunday 24 May 2020.
What are we looking for?
The Scottish Portrait Award for Fine Art is for portraits in any 2D or 3D medium - all painting formats, all sculpture formats, collage, printmaking, weaving, photography, digital art or anything else - we are seeking diversity as well as powerful art. The only limit is on the size of the work. Read more
The Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography a special award for black and white photography only .Read more
The 2020 Scottish Portrait Awards will be open for entries from 2 April to 30 June 2020
Many of these works are for sale. Please contact Sara Cameron McBean with sales queries at email@example.com
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Scottish Portrait Awards 2018
Scottish Portrait Awards 2017
Key SPA dates:
1 August 2019: Announcement of works selected for the 2019 exhibition - through our mail-list. Join the Scottish Portrait Awards mail-list
Thursday 31 October - 6.00 to 8.00 pm - SPA Photography Shortlist announced during the SPA Photography preview. For SPA Photographers and invited guests only.
Friday 1 November - 6.00 to 8.00 pm - SPA Fine Art Shortlist announced during the SPA Fine Art preview. For SPA Fine Artists and invited guests only.
Wednesday 13 November - 6.00 to 8.00 pm - SPA Awards Night - announcement of award winners. For shortlisted SPA fine artists, photographers and invited guests only.
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Cover photo credit: Steven Higginson, Eric Robinson