Teen Portrait Competition
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery's “call for entries” for its Teen Portrait Competition is open for 2022. 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 members of 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.
Please visit the competition webpage for rules and requirements.
Questions about the competition can be sent to NPG-TeenPortraitCompetition@si.edu