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Young Archie 2014

If you are 5-18 years old, you can have your work hung at the AGNSW

2013 Young Archie finalist Alec Lu, age 9 My dad (detail)

The Art Gallery of New South Wales will, for the second year, run the 2014 Young Archie competition for children to coincide with the most popular and prestigious art prize in Australia, the Archibald Prize.

Children between the ages of 5 and 18 are invited to submit a portrait of – as is stated in the rules – '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 years, 9-12 years, 13-15 years and 16-18 years.

The competition will be judged by artist and Gallery trustee Ben Quilty, who also won the 2011 Archibald Prize, and Victoria Collings, the Gallery’s senior coordinator of education.

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

Apart from the honour of finalists’ works being hung at the Gallery, each finalist will receive an art pack from Faber-Castell, ANZ money box and Archibald 14 catalogue. Each winner will receive a $100 ANZ Visa Debit card, an art hamper from Faber-Castell and a family pass to the upcoming Pop to popism exhibition at the Gallery as well as an ANZ money box and Archibald 14 catalogue.

Entries close 5pm, 9 June 2014. Finalists will go on display 19 July and winners will be announced to the media 11 September.

More information and entry form

Principal sponsor ANZ

Supported by
Faber Castell

On view
19 Jul – 28 Sep 2014
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney


Buy tickets now from Qtix
$12 adult
$10 concession/child
(5-17 years)
$9 member
$34 family
(2 adults + up to 3 children)
Free for children under 5
Joint ticket with Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

Education groups
$7 per student
Book through Public Programs

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Media contact

Lisa Catt
Tel 02 9225 1791
Mob 0431 509 978