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Young Archie 2016

There were 2249 entries in this fourth Young Archie competition.

The five finalists from each age category are displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW and the honourable mentions at the SH Ervin Gallery.

The competition was judged by the Gallery’s senior coordinator of education and family programs and the guest judge – artist Del Kathryn Barton, herself an Archibald Prize winner in 2008 and 2013.

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Winners for 2016



Finalists for 2016

5-8 year olds


Finalists for 2016

9-12 year olds


Finalists for 2016

13-15 year olds


Finalists for 2016

16-18 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2016

5-8 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2016

9-12 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2016

13-15 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2016

16-18 year olds