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    Portrait Contest

    Portraits of North-Holland

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    5 Feb - 12 May 2024


    The Frans Hals Museum and the Amsterdam Museum are joining forces for the Portraits of North-Holland exhibitions, showcasing the 'faces and stories of today' in the province. Historical portraits in museums tell interesting stories and bring the past to life. However, the time of these artworks is far behind us, and we don't always see that reflected in museums. That's why it's time for fresh faces and new stories. Because to be heard, you also need to be seen. And that's where WE need YOU! 

    Eindresultaat AiRich, jaar onbekend, Frans Hals Museum.

    The competition

    On Monday, February 5, 2024, the portrait competition kicks off. It's an invitation to everyone to capture 'the faces of today' in North-Holland; think of a photo, video, poem, audio, or anything else – you have complete freedom! Whether you have experience or not, everyone is welcome to participate and submit a (group) portrait!

    There are four prize categories. The winners not only receive a cash prize but also a special place in the 'Portraits of North-Holland' exhibitions at the Amsterdam Museum in 2024 and the Frans Hals Museum in 2025.


    The winners

    Who captures the faces and stories of today best? The four prize winners will be selected by a panel of judges and through online public voting. The jury consists of Babs Gons (Poet Laureate), Sioe Jeng Tsao (illustrator and writer), Raquel van Haver (artist), Marwan Magroun (Photographer Laureate), Aukje Dekker (visual artist), and Jan Hoek (photographer and artist). Four portraits will be awarded prizes, and the prizes are...

    The winners will have an honored place in the exhibitions at the Amsterdam Museum (2024) and the Frans Hals Museum (2025), and they will also receive a cash prize per category:

    • Best group portrait: €1,000
    • Best individual portrait: €1,000
    • Audience award: €500
    • Youth prize: €500

    But that's not all! In addition to the winning portraits, the remaining submitted portraits also have the chance for a spot in the exhibitions:

    Amsterdam Museum: July 27 to November 11, 2024
    Frans Hals Museum: April 3 to August 17, 2025

    Sioe Jeng Tsao, fotograaf: Bete van Meeuwen.
    Raquel van Haver, fotograaf: Martin Dijkstra.
    Babs Gons, fotograaf: Annaleen Louwes
    Marwan Magroun, fotograaf: Mellanie Zaandam



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