'Selected from 2,557 entries by artists from 80 countries around the world, the BP Portrait Award 2016 represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting.' 'From parents to poseurs, figurative nudes to famous faces and expressive sketches to piercing photo-realism, the variety and vitality in the exhibition continues to make it an unmissable highlight of the annual art calendar.' This year's BP Portrait Award is full of striking women and girls. Now in its thirty-seventh year at the National Portrait Gallery, and twenty-seventh year of sponsorship by BP, the first prize of £30,000 this year goes to Clara Drummond's, very Selvedge-esque painting Girl in a Liberty Dress. There's no other portrait exhibition quite like it; in the midst of one of the greatest portrait galleries in the world, The National Portrait Gallery, it gives viewers an exceptional view into the context and future of portraiture. The BP Portrait Award 2016 Until 4th September The National Portrait Gallery, London.