Moran Prizes

Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

As passionate supporters of the arts, Doug and Greta Moran AO were keen to create a pathway for artists striving to achieve success and recognition in portraiture.  In 1988 the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP), an Australian portrait painting prize supporting Australian artists, was established.

The prize encourages 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.

It is Australia’s richest portrait prize.

The Moran Prizes are acquisitive and the winning artworks immediately become the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be held and exhibited as part of the Moran Collection.

View a list of former winners in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
View a list of former judges in the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize

Visit the online exhibition of winners

Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize promotes photography, the excellence of Australian photographers and increases the awareness and appreciation of Australian visual arts.

Photographers are asked to tell a story of their experience of living in Australia with categories available for both adults and school student entrants.

The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize is under review.  During this time there will be no Prize.  No dates are available for future Prizes at this stage.

View a list of former winners in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prizes
View a list of former judges in the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize

Visit the online exhibition of winners