Doug Moran National Portrait Prize


About the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

For the past 28 years the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) has encouraged both excellence and creativity in contemporary Australian portraiture by asking artists to interpret the look and personality of a chosen sitter, either unknown or well known. 

Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the DMNPP is an annual Australian portrait prize supporting Australian artists and the wider arts community by holding the free annual Moran Prizes exhibition, now at Juniper Hall Paddington, displaying the top 30 works selected by nominated judges each year. 

Currently with an annual first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), the Prize is an important part of Australia's Arts calendar. The Prize is acquisitive and the winning portrait immediately becomes the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be exhibited permanently as part of the Moran Arts Foundation Collection. 

Prize Money

Winner: $150,000
All Finalists: $1,000 + opportunityto exhibit at Juniper Hall, Paddington

2016 Judges

Anne Wallace

Doug Hall AM

2016 Terms and Conditions of Entry

DMNPP Terms and Conditions

Past Winners

View past winners and finalists in the Moran Portrait Prizes web gallery.