The Kingston Prize 2009  

Canada's National
Portrait Competition

Le Prix Kingston 2009

Concours National
du Portrait Canadien


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Canada’s major portrait competition worth $10,000.00 is gearing up for the May 1st, 2009 entry deadline.

The Kingston Prize competition is for recent portraits of Canadians, either paintings or drawings. There is no limitation on acceptable styles of portrait, and all Canadian artists are invited to participate.

The closing date for entries in the third competition is May 1, 2009, with an exhibition during October. The rules and entry form are published on the website The Kingston Prize of $10,000, presented by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation, will be awarded by the jury, and a People’s Choice Prize will be based on ballots received during the exhibition.

The jury members are: Robert Enright, of University of Guelph and Border Crossings magazine; Eliza Griffiths, painter from Montreal; Lilly Koltun, Director General of the Portrait Gallery of Canada.

The Kingston Prize is a project of the Kingston Arts Council.

For further information contact:

Lorraine Pierce-Hull, Artistic Director, 613-449-2537, [email protected] ,

Kaaren Brown, Co-founder, 613-544-6329, [email protected] .


graphic Kaaren Brown ©Kingston Prize 2005-2006