About Face, the Gosford Junior Portrait Prize is an exciting opportunity for budding young artists from 5 to 17 years old to draw a portrait of someone special to them, demonstrate their drawing talent and compete for a prize pool of $1,000.
About your portrait subject
The portrait should be of a person who is special to you - someone who is known to you and plays a significant role in your life. We encourage you to draw the portrait ‘from life’ and that your subject has a ‘sitting’ for their portrait.
The competition will be judged by artist Jocelyn Maughan and the Gallery Curator based on observational drawing merit and originality. First, second and third prizes will be awarded in each category. Each prize winner will receive a giftcard courtesy of the Jocelyn Maughan Art Foundation and Star 104.5 FM
One artwork only per entrant.
Your artwork must be on A4 (210 x 297 mm) size paper
Use portrait (vertical) orientation
Labelled with the artist's name on the back
Drawn from life of a person special to you
How to enter
Click 'Book Now' to register your details online.
Entries can be hand delivered or mailed to: About Face Competition, Gosford Regional Gallery, 36 Webb St East Gosford (Please note: keep in mind current timeframes for posting as we cannot include entries received after the deadline)
Your artwork should be flat, not folded or rolled. We suggest you place it between two pieces of cardboard to protect it.
If you wish your artwork returned after the competition, please also enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope of the correct size. Families submitting artwork for more than one child must enclose one envelope per artwork due to the way that entries are processed.
• Entries must be received at Gosford Regional Gallery by Monday 11 December 2023
• Finalists and winners will be announced at the opening and presentation on 16 December 2023
• Finalists will be displayed in the Community Gallery 16 December 2023 - 14 January 2024