Teen Portrait Competition
The exhibition scheduled for Spring 2020 has been postponed.
Check out the finalists of the Teen Portrait Competition here
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery opened a “call for entries” for its Teen Portrait Competition. Artists between the ages of 13 and 17 were invited to submit portraits to the juried competition in the medium of photography.
Local teenagers designed the competition for their peers under the supervision of the museum’s education department. The competition was designed to introduce teenagers to the concept of representing identity through portraiture.
The finalists were 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 were chosen: one in the 13- to 15-year-old category and one in the 16- to 17-year-old category. The two winning photos will be displayed in the museum in spring 2020, outside the Outwin Boochever Competition exhibition.
The next Teen Portrait Competition will be held during the 2021-2022 school year.
Questions about the competition can be sent to NPG-TeenPortraitCompetition@si.edu.