Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

About the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

For the past 29 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 


2017 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Judges

Daniel Thomas AM

Wendy Sharpe

Greta Moran


2017 Terms and Conditions

2017 Terms and Conditions


Previous Doug Moran National Portrait Prize Winners and Finalists

2009 - 2016 DMNPP Winners and Finalists


Frequently Asked Questions

For frequently asked questions about entering the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, click on the PDF below.

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