The Digital Portraiture Award was established in 2012 to support the growth of digital portraiture, a distinct genre of digital art. Now in its fifth year, seven finalists were selected from over 270 entries; our largest number of entries yet!

After much deliberation, the judges have decided that the winner of the 2016 Digital Portraiture Award is Amiel Courtin-Wilson for his poignant portrait of Charles. Congratulations Amiel!

Watch all the finalists’ portraits.

Amiel will receive $10,000 and a professional development residency at that hotbed of creativity, The Edge, State Library of Queensland.

The Digital Portraiture Award 2016 will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from 2 December 2016 – 9 April 2017.

Interviews with the finalists