THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING WILL CLOSE ON MONDAY 12TH NOVEMBER
Executive Committee

The Portrait of Our Queen is a competition open to all Britain's school children. The aim is for children up and down the land to paint or draw Her Majesty the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

A countrywide competition for the Diamond Jubilee

Portrait of Our Queen is a nationwide competition, open to all school children in the United Kingdom, which celebrates Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee.

Every school in Britain is invited to take part and ask their pupils to paint or draw a portrait of The Queen. Portraiture is a skill we hope to foster and encourage by asking our young generation to take part in this exciting competition. It costs virtually nothing to pick up a pencil, crayon or paintbrush so every child can have access to this wonderful art. Our aim is to encourage children to unleash their imagination by simply putting pencil to paper and make a lasting contribution to their nation’s cultural history. These portraits will be a gift from our country's youth to Her Majesty, a representation of the children’s vision of their monarch during her long reign, a gift and legacy we hope she will cherish.

Our panel of judges will determine the finalists. In the autumn there will be an exhibition of the finalists’ work in London and prizes will be awarded. There will also be a People's Choice Award.

The competition is now closed for entries. All entries can be viewed on the site, and votes for The People's Choice Awards are welcome from 6 August 2012


Portrait of Our Queen Prizes

Portrait of Our Queen Prizes

Find out what prizes are available from the Portrait of Our Queen competition. We are currently gathering the prizes - check back soon!

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The Competition Rules

The Competition Rules

Can children use any medium? We are looking to reward talent, inventiveness and skill within the traditional media of drawing and painting..

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Competition Timeline

SUBMIT ENTRIES
By 20th July 2012

JUDGING STARTED
 

VIEW THE WINNERS