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Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is a biennial prize open to artists Australia wide and is now in its 7th year, having started as The Northern Rivers Portrait Prize. This national portrait prize was originally open to paintings and drawings but has now expanded to include portraits of any subject in any medium (please see Terms and Conditions).

Last years judge Dr Michael Brand selected Nicole Kelly’s Jumaadi + Clouds + Rain as winner of the Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize 2018 and Zom Osborne's Who will Protect Us received a highly commended.

The judge in 2020 is artist Abdul Abdulla and the winner will receive $10,000 (acquisitive prize).

Entries close at 10pm Thursday 27 August 2020. The exhibition will be on display from 7 November 2020 until 31 January 2021.

Before completing the entry form, please pay your entry fee of $40 through the Lismore City Council secure eservices payment gateway

To complete the entry form you will need the following documents ready to upload:
- An artist statement in 200 words or less which includes an explanation of why the artist has selected their sitter: allowed formats are pdf, doc, docx or rtf.
- An artist bio of about 100 words: allowed formats are pdf, doc, docx or rtf
- A high resolution digital image of the work between 2-3MB in size: allowed formats are jpg, jpeg or png
- The artist's CV: allowed formats are pdf, doc, docx or rtf

The Hurford Hardwood Portrait Prize is kindly supported by Hurford Hardwood