The 2014 Competition has come to a close
and finalists have been selected.
Please check back to see winning images.
With a new competition comes a new theme, so this year create a portrait you believe in.
Here are some questions to get you started:
What is your purpose?
Where do you see yourself in the future?
What inspires you or speaks to you?
How do you contribute or hope to contribute to the world?
What is your passion?
Artists know that a portrait can communicate much more than a likeness. Personal identity, cultural differences, illusory moments—all can be captured through portraits. Portraits are created in a dizzying variety of media, including painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, video and other time-based media. It may be a traditional, representational work or it may be a more experimental portrait.
Looking for additional inspiration?
Visit the National Portrait Gallery website: npg.si.edu