Zurich Portrait Prize

Zurich Life sponsors the Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland.

About the Portrait Prize

The Zurich Portrait Prize is open to artists in all disciplines who are either resident in Ireland or Irish citizens living abroad. The aim of the competition is to showcase and encourage interest in contemporary portraiture, and to raise the profile of the long-standing and constantly evolving National Portrait Collection at the National Gallery of Ireland. 

Young Portrait Prize

Following on from the outstanding success of the Zurich Portrait Prize at the National Gallery of Ireland, a new nationwide portrait competition was launched to encourage children to showcase their artistic abilities. The Zurich Young Portrait Prize aims to foster and support creativity, originality and self-expression in children and young people while providing a new platform to showcase the exciting subject of portraiture.

Supporting creative artists

“Zurich is proud to celebrate portraiture with the National Gallery of Ireland. It’s wonderful to showcase the work of artists of all ages through both the Zurich Portrait Prize and the Zurich Young Portrait Prize," Neil Freshwater, CEO of Zurich Insurance plc, said.