The British Consulate General in New York has a fabulous and fun opportunity for budding artists in the tri-state area: producing a new portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The impetus behind this call for a new likeness? On September 9th, the Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history when her reign surpasses that of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. One winner in each of three age groups (under 11, 11 to 18, 18+) will be announced at a reception at the British Consulate on September 9, and their portraits will be on permanent display at the Consulate. The competition will be judged by HM Consul General Danny Lopez, the great British artist Tracey Emin, CBE, and the photographer Albert Watson, OBE.
All details of the competition, including rules, can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/world-location-news/queen-elizabeth-ii-portrait-competition-launches
Deadline for entries is the 24th August.