Waverley Council is celebrating the 35th Waverley Youth Art Prize (YAP) by inviting all young artists of the Eastern Suburbs to create a portrait of someone that inspires them. The artist's ‘sitter’ may be distinguished in art, letters, science, politics or the playground. The sitter might be an everyday icon, a loved member of the artist’s life, a local personality or hero. This is not just a painting prize, with portraits accepted across the forms of sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, ceramics, textiles, video and animation.

This year’s prize will also see the introduction of a packing room prize.

Enter now to have your chance to win over $5000 in art materials, workshops and art experiences, and the winner of the senior category will receive a voucher to attend the National Art Schools Summer School Program in an area of their choosing.

The competition is open to all young artists from 9 to 18 years of age. There are three sections:

  • 9 to 12 years
  • 13 to 15 years
  • 16 to 18 years

Works can be drawings, paintings, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video/film or new media.

Entries must be received via this online portal before midnight, Friday 22 May 2020.

Please note, this exhibition is now online.

Submit your artwork here.

If you are having any problems submitting an application, please contact visualarts@waverley.nsw.gov.au


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