The following are a list of frequently asked questions for artists entering the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2020.
We are no longer accepting applications for this competition: the deadline was midnight on 1 July 2020. Best of luck to all who entered!
What is a portrait?
A portrait is a representation of a person, made out of any material e.g. a painting, drawing, collage, photograph, sculpture, audio or video.
How many entries can I submit?
Can I submit a portrait I did a few years ago?
Can I resubmit a portrait I entered last year?
If my portrait has won another award can I enter it?
Do I have to be from Ireland to submit a portrait?
If I created my portrait as a commission is it eligible? (A commission is an artwork made in exchange for a sum of money paid by an individual or an institution)
Are there any size restrictions?
Is there a weight restriction?
Can I enter a self-portrait or a group portrait?
Can I enter a portrait of my pet?
Can I enter a portrait of a fictional/ imaginary figure?
Can I enter a diptych/triptych?
Can I enter through my school?
What materials can I use?
Is it necessary to have the consent of the sitter?
Where do I find the entry form?
How do I fill out the entry form?
There are three easy ways that you can complete the entry form:
1. Download the form from www.nationalgallery.ie, type your details into the form including a digital signature, save the form as a Word document, title the document as your full name, email your form and your image(s) to [email protected]
2. Download the form from www.nationalgallery.ie, print the form, hand-write the form, scan the completed form to a computer and save as a PDF, title the document as your full name, email your form and your image(s) to [email protected]
3. Download the form from www.nationalgallery.ie, type your details into the form, print and sign the form, scan the completed form onto a computer, save the form as a PDF, title the document as your full name, email your form and your image(s) to [email protected]
What will you do with my personal information?
Can I send in my application by post?
What are the requirements for the images that I submit?
When is the closing date?
When does the judging happen?
How does the judging process work?
When will I hear if my portrait has been shortlisted for the exhibition?
Will I be informed if I have not been shortlisted?
If my work has been shortlisted when will I need to deliver it to the Gallery?
When does the exhibition close?
If my portrait is shortlisted, how will it be transported to the second venue?
|The Zurich Young Portrait Prize is an inclusive art competition open to children and young people of all abilities from across the island of Ireland.|
Portrait: a representation of a person made out of any material e.g. a painting, drawing, collage, photograph, sculpture, audio or video.
Entrant: a person who enters or takes part in something.
Consent: permission for something to happen or agreement to do something.
Diptych: an image created on two hinged flat surfaces.
Triptych: an image created on three hinged flat surfaces.
Material: anything you use to make your portrait (e.g. paint, ink, crayon, collage, pencil, wire, wood)
2D: two-dimensional surface (e.g. a sheet of paper, card or wood, stretched canvas)
3D: three-dimensional object (e.g. a sculpture made of material such as wood, wire, steel)
Video: a recording of moving visual images made digitally or on videotape.
Audio: sound that is recorded, transmitted, or reproduced.
MB: Megabyte. This is a multiple of units for digital information. A digital image size is measured in bytes.