Why Enter?

Have your work seen by millions

100 Portrait of Britain 2019 winners will have their work exhibited on JCDecaux screens nationwide, on bus stops, high streets and in train stations, as part of the biggest exhibition of contemporary portraiture ever held in Britain, for one month in September 2019.

Your photograph could be seen by millions of people as they embark on their everyday journeys, brightening up their commutes and embedding your work in their consciousness. The career-changing scale of this exhibition is unique to Portrait of Britain, which reaches across the length and breadth of the UK.

Have your work published in a book

The 200 shortlisted images will be featured in the second ever Portrait of Britain book, published by Hoxton Mini Press and distributed worldwide.

Receive extensive press coverage

Your work could be featured across the globe, reaching millions of people and leading to worldwide recognition. Previous Portrait of Britain shortlisted and winning photographers have appeared in international media outlets including The Guardian, The Independent, The BBC and Sky News.

You can view previous press coverage here:  Portrait of Britain 2016, Portrait of Britain 2017 & Portrait of Britain 2018

Network at the Portrait of Britain party

The spectacular Portrait of Britain party is the perfect opportunity to network with leading figures from the photography industry, the press, and other winning and shortlisted photographers.

Have your work published in British Journal of Photography’s annual Portrait Issue

Selected images will be featured in British Journal of Photography’s prestigious annual Portrait issue, alongside work by some of the biggest names in photography today.