Doug Moran National Portrait Prize
Founded by Doug & Greta Moran and family in 1988, the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (DMNPP) is an annual Australian portrait painting prize supporting Australian artists. The prize 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. With a first prize of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) it is Australia’s richest art prize.
The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize was scheduled to open to entries in July 2020. Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 and the restrictions surrounding many arts and cultural events, the Moran Arts Foundation has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Prize. Read more here.
Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize
The Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize (MCPP) was established in 2007 and is a national competition that awards and promotes Australian contemporary photography and excellence in all forms of still, photo based artwork – including analogue and digital photography or staged and directorial photo-media work.
For 2020 and considering the huge changes in the photographic media environment over the past decade, the Moran Arts Foundation will be taking time to review the existing format of the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. Whilst the review is underway, there will be no Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize. The Moran Arts Foundation is committed to supporting and nurturing this vibrant, evolving art form in the years ahead. Read more.
The Moran Prizes are acquisitive and the winning portrait and photographs immediately become the property of the Moran Arts Foundation, to be held and exhibited as part of the Moran Collection.