1st Annual Teen Portrait Competition

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has opened a “call for entries” for its first annual Teen Portrait Competition. Artists between the ages of 13 and 17 may submit portraits to the juried competition in the medium of photography at npgteenportrait.org through April 1.

The theme for entries is identity. Entry applications will be submitted online, and the finalists will be chosen by the Teen Design Team. The jurors for this competition will include the Teen Design Team, a National Portrait Gallery curator and a professional photographer.

The competition accepts submissions of photographic portraits only, though digital editing is allowed. Two winners will be 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 2013, outside the Outwin Boochever Competition exhibition.