About Portrait NOW!

In 2021, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle hosts the Nordic competition The Carlsberg Foundation’s Portrait Award. It is the eighth time that the competition is held.

The aim of the competition is to bring about greater interest for ‘the portrait’ amongst artists and the general public. The competition is open to entries in the form of a painting, a sculpture, a video, an installation or a work of sonic art or similiar.

An international jury will select the best portraits, which will be exhibited at the exhibition Portrait NOW! 2021 at The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg from May 2021.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • First prize is 85.000 DKK
  • Second prize is 45.000 DKK
  • Third prize is 25.000 DKK
  • Special prizes are 10.000 DKK each
  • Young Talent Prize is 10.000 DKK
  • Audience award is 10.000 DKK

The members of the jury are:

  • Christopher Baker, Director, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Alison Smith, Chief Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London, England
  • Mikhail Ovchinnikov, First deputy director, Fabergé Museum, Sct. Petersburg, Russia
  • Pontus Ljungberg, Museum Director, Ljungbergmuseet, Ljungby, Sweden
  • Mette Skougaard, Director, The Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle, Hillerød, Denmark

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