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Young Archie 2018

Held earlier in the year than previously, the sixth Young Archie competition attracted more than 1400 entries: 34% in the 5-8 year category, 38% in 9-12 year, 20% in 13-15 year and 8% 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 and a Sulman Prize finalist the last three years, including 2018.

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


Winners for 2018



Finalists for 2018

5-8 year olds


Finalists for 2018

9-12 year olds


Finalists for 2018

13-15 year olds


Finalists for 2018

16-18 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2018

5-8 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2018

9-12 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2018

13-15 year olds


Honourable mentions for 2018

16-18 year olds