Young Mayo artist to judge prestigious competition

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NEW ROLE Westport artist Hetty Lawlor.

The National Gallery of Ireland is pleased to announce writer and activist Sinéad Burke; photographer and filmmaker Perry Ogden; and young Mayo artist Hetty Lawlor as judges for this year’s Zurich Young Portrait Prize. Hetty shot to prominence last year when she was a finalist in the Sky Portrait Artist of the Year on Sky television.
Hetty will be judging this inclusive art competition which invites children and young people to create a portrait of themselves, or of someone they know.
The Zurich Young Portrait Prize is for children and young people of all abilities aged up to 18 from across the island of Ireland. It is open to submissions until June 21. Entry to the competition is digital and free of charge. See
Finalists in four categories (ages 6 and under, ages 7-11, ages 12-15 and ages 16-18) will be given the unique opportunity for their work to be professionally displayed at the National Gallery of Ireland, home to thousands of masterpieces. One work from each category selected by the judges as outstanding will additionally receive a bespoke art box containing personalised high quality art materials and a cash prize of €250.