Don’t miss out on entering the 2017 Sanlam Portrait Award and stand the chance to win R100 000.

LAST call for all portrait artists! This is your final opportunity to enter the 2017 Sanlam Portrait Award. Your last chance to face-off against other artists to win a prestigious title, invaluable exposure and prize money of R100 000. Entries close on Thursday 13 July 2017 at 15:00. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Sponsored by Sanlam Private Wealth in partnership with Durbanville’s Rust-en-Vrede Gallery, the country’s leading portrait competition is now in its third year. It celebrates the intricate art of portraiture. This year’s esteemed judging panel includes artist Peter Monkman, curator Nkule Mabaso, as well as artist and lecturer Carl Jeppe.

The winner will be announced at an exclusive gala at the Rust-en-Vrede Art Gallery on Thursday 24 August 2017.


Just a quick summary reminder of the rules:

Only permanent residents of South Africa

Entrants must be 18 years or older

Adhere to the specific size and texture requirements

Paintings should have been completed after 1 January 2017


The complete competition and exhibition rules can be found on page 3 and 4 of the entry form (here).

Don’t miss out on this last call to enter this competition.