Here’s The Winners of the 2021 ‘Young Archie’ Award

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The children’s version of the hgihly regarded Archibald Prize, better known as the Young Archie, announced its winners over the weekend.

With more than 2,100 entries from children aged five to 18, it was undoubtedly tough competition.

But on Saturday July 31, the winners of each age category were announced in a virtual ceremony.

The works will be on display inside the Art Gallery of New South Wales until the end of September.

And while Sydney is still in lockdown, you can still view the exhibition online in an immersive 360-degree experience.

Okay, so the winners…

Winners of the 2021 Young Archie Competition 

5–8 years category

Thevan Basnayake, 7, Winston Hills, NSW, for a self-portrait

Young Archie winner 2021
Thevan was the winner of the youngest catetegory with his self-portrait

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9–12 years category

Luanda Lucia Perlstone Monroy, 9, Maroubra, NSW, for a portrait of her brother

Young Archie winner 2021
Luanda's 'incredible hulk' is a portrait of her brother. 



13–15 years category

 Jacqueline Qin, 15, Pymble, NSW, for a portrait of her sister

Young Archie Jacqueline Qin
 Jacqueline's incredible portait of her sister. 

16–18 years category

Charliese Allen, 16, Sunshine West, VIC, for a portrait of her mother

Charlies Allen art
Charliese won the eldest category with this outstanding piece. 

Art Gallery of NSW deputy director and director of collections Maud Page said the Young Archie competition is a wonderful opportunity to support the next generation of artists.

“The exhibition encourages young people from across Australia to explore their creativity, originality and self-expression, and it’s an absolute joy to see the breadth of entries this year! The Young Archie competition is inclusive and family-friendly that is a highlight on the annual calendar,” said Page.

This year’s Young Archies coincides with the centenary of the Archibald Prize.


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