Teen Portrait Competition
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery's “call for entries” for its Teen Portrait Competition will occur in Fall 2021. Artists between the ages of 13 and 17 are invited to submit portraits to the juried competition in the medium of photography.
Local teenagers design the competition for their peers under the supervision of the museum’s education department. The competition is designed to introduce teenagers to the concept of representing identity through portraiture.
The finalists are chosen by the National Portrait Gallery’s Teen Museum Council, a group of twenty teenagers from D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who engage with the Portrait Gallery’s collections and create programming for their peers.
Two winners are chosen: one in the 13- to 15-year-old category and one in the 16- to 17-year-old category.
The next Teen Portrait Competition will be held during the 2021-2022 school year. Please check back in Fall 2021 for competition details.
Questions about the competition can be sent to NPG-TeenPortraitCompetition@si.edu