The Junior Warrnibald Prize 2022

Saturday, 2 July 2022 to Sunday, 17 July 2022
Temporary Gallery

WAG and WDEA Works invite entries to the Junior Warrnibald Prize 2022 – a portrait competition, just like The Warrnibald Prize, but for artists aged 18 and under

Artists can submit a portrait of anyone in their lives who they look up to. The subject must know and have a relationship with the artist, for example the artist’s subject could be a parent, a grandparent, a foster carer, a neighbour, a friend, a teacher, a doctor, a nurse, or a shop owner

Pick up your frame from the Gallery and create your portrait either at WAG or at home, and return before 3pm Friday 15 July. 
Please note: Frames are now available at WAG. Cost of frames is $2 each.

Portraits will be exhibited at WAG between 2 to 17 July 2022. Junior Prize-winning works will be included in the Warrnibald Prize 2022 exhibition.

All entrants must comply with the following entry instructions and conditions

Entries to the Junior Warrnibald Prize 2022 must be by artists under the age of 18, from South West Victoria

Key dates
• The Junior Warrnibald will open 10am Saturday 2 July and close 3pm Sunday 17 July 2022
• Artworks must be delivered by 3pm Friday 15 July 2022
• Prize winners will be announced at WAG from 1-2pm on Sunday 17 July 2022

Making and Submitting your Portrait
• One artwork only per entrant
• Can be vertical or horizontal
• Any art materials or combination of art materials may be used
• The artwork must be two-dimensional
• Artwork must not be self-portraits
• Fill in and submit an entry form on page 4 ensuring that a parent or legal guardian has signed permission for entry. Entry forms are available for download or in person at WAG reception 26 Liebig Street
• Specially-designed Junior Warrnibald art boards can be collected from WAG from 20 June 2022
• Artworks can be created at WAG between 2 to 15 July 2022. Please note gallery hours are 10am-5pm Mon-Fri and 10am-3pm Sat-Sun
• Alternatively, artworks can be created anywhere so long as they’re delivered by 3pm Friday 15 July 2022

An Explore, Learn, Create – from Home resource can be downloaded from the WAG website. This can be used to help you learn more about portraits and explore some of the portraits in WAG’s Collection. Then use your own imagination and creativity to make your own portrait of someone who inspires you

Entrants will be eligible to receive a prize in the artist’s age group. First and second prizes will be awarded in five age groups:
- Up to age 5
- Ages 6-8
- Ages 9-11
- Ages 12-15
- Ages 16-18

First prize winners in each age group will receive a cash prize of $100. Second prize winners in each age group will receive a Darrian Office Choice Art Gift Voucher valued at $50

A special prize will also be awarded to one artist whose work displays outstanding creativity. This winner will receive a cash prize of $100.

Entries will be judged by an art industry leader according to the following criteria:
- The relevance of the submitted artwork to the theme, as decided by the judges
- Artistic interpretation of the theme, as decided by the judges
- The originality of the submission

Judges will be announced on or before 2 July 2022

Contact WAG | gallery [at] warrnambool [dot] vic [dot] gov [dot] au | (03) 5559 4949

For full terms and conditions, download an entry form [link]

Banner: Photo by Rosana Sialong
Portrait: Freddi Dennis, Pop - dad's dad. First prize 2021 Junior Warrnibald, up to age 5 category.