Sky Arts Portrait of the Year 2014

Applications Are Open

Could you be the talented artist to be crowned Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2014? Following the enormous success of the first series, Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner will return to present the exciting search for the UK and Ireland's next star of the art world.

The series finalists will see their work exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery for a month, while the winner, who will be announced in September, will be awarded a major £10,000 commission for the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. The prize commission will be exhibited at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery and will become part of its permanent art collection. The winner will also receive a year's supply of art materials courtesy of leading fine art supplier, Cass Art.

How To Apply

In order to apply, you must submit a completed application form as well as reading and agreeing to the competition terms and conditions. It's also advised that you read these frequently asked questions about the application process. Successful applicants will be invited to attend one of six heats between May and July - details of locations and dates are included in the application form. Please note applicants must be a minimum of 16 years of age. If you are aged under 18, parental consent is required. The entry process opens at 6am on 27th March 2014, and closes at 9am on 6th May 2014.