Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

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Theme: Contemporary portrait photography. ‘Portrait’ may be interpreted in its widest sense of ‘photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals’.


  • The winner of the competition will receive £12,000.
  • In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.
  • All selected photographers under the age of 30 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.
  • The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2015 exhibition will run at the Gallery from 12 November 2015 to 21 February 2016 before touring to venues around the UK.

You can enter up to 6 photographs in the competition. Photographers may submit individual portraits or portraits in series. A ‘series’ may mean either a group of separate portraits around a particular theme, or a number of pictures that when shown together combine to make up a single portrait work. Online submission of digital photographs via the website or by post.

Image requirements: Photographers selected for the exhibition will need to provide the Gallery with a Tiff file of their photograph for use in the catalogue and exhibition marketing campaign. This file would need to be a minimum of 350dpi, 4800 pixels on the shortest side.


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