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Young Archie competition

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 were invited to submit a portrait for the Art Gallery of NSW’s inaugural Young Archie competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2013 exhibition.

The portrait was to be of 'a person who is special to you – someone who is known to you and plays a significant role in your life’.

There are four age categories: 5-8, 9-12, 13-15 and 16-18. The competition was judged by artist Ben Quilty, Archibald Prize winner in 2011 and now a Gallery trustee, and Victoria Collings, the Gallery’s senior coordinator of education and family programs, based on merit and originality.

Five finalists from each category are on display at the Gallery as well as here on the Gallery website. Artworks that received an honourable mention are only displayed online. One winner was chosen in each category.

Each finalist receives an ANZ money box and Archibald 13 catalogue. Each winner receives a $100 ANZ Visa Debit card, an art pack from Faber-Castell and a family pass to the upcoming Sydney moderns exhibition at the Gallery as well as an ANZ money box and Archibald 13 catalogue.

Explore the Young Archies

View winners, finalists and honourable mentions from this and other years in our prizes database.

Principal sponsor ANZ
Art pack donated by
Faber Castell

Archibald Hyles, age 10, 2013 Young Archie winner, 9-12 year olds