The competition is now closed. The deadline to enter was 21 June 2019.
The following are a list of frequently asked questions for artists entering the Zurich Young Portrait Prize 2019.
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?
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?
Are there any size restrictions?
Is there a weight restriction?
What does ‘display-ready’ mean?
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?
What will you do with my personal information?
Can I send in my application by post?
How many digital photographs can I submit with my form?
How do I submit a video portrait?
How do I submit an audio/sound portrait?
What 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?
What is the prize for winners of the Zurich Young Portrait Prize?
|This is an inclusive art competition that is open to children and young people of all abilities from across the island of Ireland.|
Glossary of terms
|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.|
|Sitter||A person who sits for a portrait.|
|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.|