Applications open for Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019

Closing Date: 6 April 2019

The Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Collection

Location: National

Remuneration: A competition which will allow 120 artists to have their work on show at the prestigious Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, and one receive £10,000.


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Submissions can now be made for The Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2019. Outside In is an official partner of this year’s prize

Alongside the winning self-portrait, a number of works from the submissions will also be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

How Outside In can help:
Artist Support Days offer one-to-one support for artists with anything from making applications and taking photographs to writing personal statements and creating a gallery on the Outside In website. To find out more visit or call artist development coordinator Hannah Whitlock on 01273 381311.

Outside In is also delighted to offer artists a discounted entry to the prize if they are in receipt of benefits or on a low income (there is an administration fee of £30 payable at the end of the submission process). To apply for the discount code, which can be used during the submission process, please contact the team on the number above or email with the subject ‘Ruth Borchard’.

How to enter:
All artists working, living or studying in the UK and Ireland are eligible to submit entries. All works must be a self-portrait of the artist. The prize encourages artists using many medium and making figurative or abstract, working alone or in a group, from life or from memory to enter.

Submissions can be made at and the deadline is Saturday 6 April 2019.