This annual inclusive art competition aims to foster and support creativity, originality and self-expression in children and young people.

The Zurich Young Portrait Prize accepts entries from young people, up to the age of 18, of all abilities, from across the island of Ireland.

A panel of judges will select 20 finalists in four categories: ages 6 and under, ages 7-11, ages 12-15 and ages 16-18. These portraits will be displayed in the National Gallery of Ireland from 21 November 2020 to 21 March 2021, and at our partner venue, Crawford Art Gallery, Cork, from 17 April to 11 July 2021.

Five winners (one from each age category, and an overall winner) will be chosen from the shortlist of 20 portraits. Winners will receive a bespoke art box and a cash prize.

The Judges

This year’s Zurich Young Portrait Prize judges are Head of Education at The Hunt Museum Maria Cagney; artist Colin Davidson; and illustrator, author and comedian Aoife Dooley.