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Heather Kim, age 12 Person who makes me laugh (detail), Young Archie 2017 finalist, 9-12 year olds

Young Archie 2017 competition

Budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 were invited to submit a portrait for the Art Gallery of NSW’s Young Archie competition, as part of our family-focused activities for the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017 exhibition.

The portrait should be of a person who is special to them – someone who is known to them and plays a significant role in their life.

There are four age categories:

  • 5-8 year olds
  • 9-12 year olds
  • 13-15 year olds
  • 16-18 year olds

The competition was judged by the Art Gallery of NSW’s community engagement manager Victoria Collings and a guest judge, artist Abdul Abdullah, based on merit and originality.

Five finalists from each category are exhibited at the Gallery and on the Gallery website. One winner will be chosen in each category.

Artworks that receive an honourable mention are displayed on the Gallery website and at the SH Ervin Gallery in the Rocks alongside the Salon des Refusés.

Explore the Young Archies

View artworks from this and previous years in our prizes database.

Presenting partner ANZ
Supported by
S & S wholsalers

Competition opens Thursday 27 April 2017

Entries must be received by Sunday 4 June 2017, 5pm

Finalists and runners up announced Thursday 20 July 2017

Winners announced Saturday 16 September 2017