Young Archie

Medium / category: Painting and drawing

Eligibility: Australian citizens or permanent residents in Australia

Associated institution: Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Young Archie competition invites budding artists between the ages of 5 and 18 to submit a portrait. Beginning in 2013, this annual competition is judged by the Gallery’s family programs manager and a guest judge, based on merit and originality. As well as online, all finalists are displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW held in conjunction with the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition. Artworks receiving an honourable mention are also displayed online and, since 2014, at Sydney’s SH Ervin Gallery.

Notable Previous Winners


  • Phoebe Raft, My crown

Winner: 5-8 year olds

  • Toby Lopata, My grandpa

Winner: 9-12 year olds

  • Jasmine Guy, Nevaeh

Winner: 13-15 year olds

  • Lily Hobbs, Aunty Erika

Winner: 16-18 year olds

The Different Award Categories

There are four age categories: 5-8 year olds, 9-12 year olds, 13-15 year olds and 16-18 year olds.

Information up to date from June 14 2023