The Shirl is a $10,000 acquisitive biannual portrait prize for artists between the ages 16 – 25.
There is no other Portrait prize specifically for young and emerging Australian artists. The Shirl is the little sister to the Bega Valley Regional Gallery’s $50,000 Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award.
They encourage HSC students, tertiary students or practicing emerging artists to enter. Entries can be of any 2D traditional medium or a digital new media piece, animation, gif etc. The entered work must have been completed within the last 12 months and must be the original work of the exhibitor.
Find entry details, forms and more information here.