The most anticipated and the most prestigious competition for Australian visual artists and audiences alike is the annual Archibald Prize.

First awarded in 1921, it is one of Australia’s oldest art awards event. Judged by the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW and awarded to the best portrait painting, the Archibald Prize exhibition is a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

The touring exhibition is an opportunity to see all the finalists in the Archibald Prize 2016.

PRIZES FOR WINNERS:

Entries in the Archibald Prize are also eligible for the following prizes.

Packing Room Prize
First awarded in 1991 and chosen by the Gallery staff who receive, unpack and hang the entries, with 51 per cent of the vote going to the Gallery’s storeman, Steve Peters

People’s Choice
First awarded in 1988 and voted for by the public visiting the Archibald exhibition

 

If you’re interested in entering next year – submit your works below:

For more information, visit the AGNSW website and follow the prompts: http://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/exhibitions/touring/archibald-prize-2016-tour/