See the entries in Australia's favourite art prize

Australia’s favourite art award is back!

The Archibald Prize, first awarded in 1921, is one of its most prestigious. Awarded to the best portrait painting, it’s a who’s who of Australian culture – from politicians to celebrities, sporting heroes to artists.

The Archibald joins the Wynne and Sulman Prizes in an annual exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, which is eagerly anticipated by artists and audiences alike.

The Wynne Prize is awarded to the best landscape painting of Australian scenery, or figure sculpture, while the Sulman Prize is given to the best subject painting, genre painting or mural project in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media.

Each year, the trustees of the Art Gallery of NSW judge the Archibald and Wynn and invite an artist to judge the Sulman. The 2018 judge is Angela Tiatia.

Visit the exhibition to vote for your favourite portrait in the ANZ People’s Choice award before voting closes and see the work of budding artists aged 5-18 on display in the Young Archie Exhibition.

The exhibition is now in its 97th year and is known for the wealth of compelling stories by the artists and the sitters alike.

The finalists will be announced on 3 May, and the winner announced on 11 May.