Photography Contest

Portrait of Britain

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Portraits must have been taken after 1st January 2019, and depict subjects in the UK (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) at the time of the photograph

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1854 Media
Now in its sixth year, Portrait of Britain is a celebration of identity; an opportunity to rejoice in the diversity of a changing nation.

Get exhibited nationwide
Established as an exhibition by the people, for the people, 100 winning images will be showing up and down the country in a month-long digital screen display in partnership with JCDecaux.

Get published in a photobook
200 shortlisted portraits will be published in the dedicated Portrait of Britain photo book in collaboration with Hoxton Mini Press.

Get judged by industry leaders
Judges from past years include Parveen Narowalia, Digital Picture Editor at British Vogue; Sunil Gupta, the pioneering photographer, curator and activist, and Olivia Arthur, Magnum photographer

Get featured in international press
Alongside coverage on BJP-Online and in the print magazine, Portrait of Britain award winners have been featured by BBC, Guardian, Independent, Sky News, Aesthetica, It’s Nice That and many more