Scottish Portrait Awards

Entries accepted from 2nd April to 30th June


The Scottish Portrait Awards 2018 will open for entries from 2nd April to 30th June to anyone born, living or studying in Scotland who is over 16 years by 1 October 2018.

Fine art entries may be in any 2D or 3D format including all forms of painting, sculpture, printmaking, collage, weaving, photography or any other format.

Entries for the Richard Coward SPA Photography Award must be in black and white.

The SPA exhibitions will be held at the Scottish Arts Club from 3rd November to 1st December 2018 and the Glasgow Arts Club from 21st January to 9th February 2019.
Prizes include:

  • £5000 Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art - First Prize
  • £1000 Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art - Second Prize
  • £500 SPA Young Fine Artist Award 
  • £2000 Richard Coward SPA in Photography 
  • £500 SPA Young Photographer Award

The youth awards are for entrants aged 16-25 years on 1st October 2018.
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Support the Scottish Portrait Awards
The SPAs are helping to put the Scottish Arts Club on the map. Your contribution to the SPA Fund will help to support the art of portraiture in Scotland. Please contact Hilary Mounfield for more information about how you can help the Scottish Portrait Awards. 
The Scottish Portrait Awards are managed by the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust. All funds raised are used to support the SPAs.