Portrait of Britain

  • Open Call
  • Anywhere
  • 13/09/2022
  • Open Call
  • Anywhere
  • 13/09/2022

Website Portrait of Britain

Now in its sixth year, Portrait of Britain is a celebration of identity; an opportunity to rejoice in the diversity of a changing nation.

Why enter?

Get exhibited nationwide

Established as an exhibition by the people, for the people, 100 winning images will be showing up and down the country in a month-long digital screen display in partnership with JCDecaux.

Get published in a photobook

200 shortlisted portraits will be published in the dedicated Portrait of Britain photo book in collaboration with Hoxton Mini Press.

Get judged by industry leaders

Judges from past years include Parveen Narowalia, Digital Picture Editor at British Vogue; Sunil Gupta, the pioneering photographer, curator and activist, and Olivia Arthur, Magnum photographer

Get featured in international press

Alongside coverage on BJP-Online and in the print magazine, Portrait of Britain award winners have been featured by BBC, Guardian, Independent, Sky News, Aesthetica, It’s Nice That and many more

Prize List

  • 100 winning images will be exhibited on JCDecaux digital screens across the UK for one month
  • Get the chance to be featured in British Journal of Photography
  • Receive extensive national and international press coverage


Each year Portrait of Britain is judged by a panel of key industry leaders from across the UK

Entries close 13 September 2022, 23:59 UK Time