To ensure an independent and professional process of Purvītis Prize nominee selection, LNMA in conjunction with the Patron of the museum appoint an independent panel of experts comprised of seven people. Nominees for the Prize can be named exclusively by members of the expert panel.

The mission of the seven experts is to nominate no more than eight artists or groups of artists representing Latvian art both locally and abroad with an outstanding work of art. The panel of experts meets quarterly every year, covering and evaluating art events throughout the year.

The membership of the panel of experts is revised biennially.