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Little Darlings Youth Portrait Prize

Call for entries closed

Entries are now closed for the Little Darlings Portrait Prize 2022. Little Darlings is only for students, with four separate categories across Kindergarten to Year 12. Responding to the theme ‘identity’, students can paint, draw, photograph, print or combine all of these to make their portrait. We’re just keen to see what they come up with. Three winners will be chosen from each category by a panel of judges including our Director, Karen Quinlan AM.

Sound fun and exciting? How about this too?

  • The twelve winning artworks will be framed by our Preparator and be on display in the Gallery alongside the Darling Portrait Prize in 2022.
  • Our Imaging and Digitisation guru will photograph the works, which will be used to create a calendar designed by our Creative Manager.
  • The calendars will be available online, in the Portrait Gallery store and in the mailboxes of the twelve winners!

For more information see the entry guidelines and FAQs.

The Little Darlings Portrait Prize 2022 is generously supported by Jillian Broadbent AC, Dr Helen Nugent AO, Alan Dodge AM, Hugo Michell, Penny Fowler, Yasmin Allen, Stuart Wood AM QC, Tim Bednall, Nigel Satterley AM & Denise Satterley.

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders past and present. We respectfully advise that this site includes works by, images of, names of, voices of and references to deceased people.

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