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Young Archie 2017

There were over 2000 entries in this fifth Young Archie competition: 37% in the 5-8 year category, 45% in 9-12 year, 12% in 13-15 year and 5% in 16-18 year. Of the total, 72% were from girls.

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 community engagement manager and the guest judge – artist Abdul Abdullah, himself an Archibald Prize finalist in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2016.

The Young Archie competition is supported by presenting partner ANZ and S&S Creative.


Winners for 2017



Finalists for 2017

5-8 year olds


Finalists for 2017

9-12 year olds


Finalists for 2017

13-15 year olds


Finalists for 2017

16-18 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2017

5-8 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2017

9-12 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2017

13-15 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2017

16-18 year olds