Moran Prizes

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 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.

2019 competition dates have not yet been released.

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.

The Moran Arts Foundation invites photographers to tell a story of how they experience living in Australia; places, people and lifestyle that make our lovable country quintessentially Australian.  It may be a landscape, portrait or action shot (photographs do not have to be portraits).

With a prize pool of one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) the Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize is an important part of Australia’s arts calendar.  The winner of the Prize receives $50,000. Finalists receive $1,000 each.  Student category prizes are awarded to both the winner and their school including:$5,000 for Year 11/12, $3,000 for Year 9/10, $2,000 for year 7/8.  Primary school student finalists receive a camera.

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.

View the Moran Prizes Winners List

2019 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize entries open on 16 Jan and close on 6 Mar.   Find out more & enter here