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I HEART PORTRAIT PRIZE entries are now closed!

Our annual Kids Portrait Prize has been adapted to COVID-19 social distancing measures by going online in 2020. From the safety and comfort of your home, we invited kids aged 3-12 years to submit an arty portrait of a special person in their life.

A Virtual Exhibition of all entries is now online via the FAC YouTube channel for everyone to enjoy.

The Virtual Exhibition is also exhibited digitally until Sunday 14 June in the front windows of Cube 37 (37 Davey Street, Frankston) and projected on the FAC Flytower (best seen from Playne Street, Frankston after dark).

Congratulations to the winners of the 2020 I Heart Portrait Prize in each of the below age categories! Prizes were judged by Jill L. Anderson, Education Officer, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.

Ages 3-5 years:

Highly Commended - Yasmin Crewther

First Prize - Taj Williams

Ages 6-8 years:

Highly Commended -  Ineka Smith

First Prize - Chloe Covic

Ages 9-12 years:

Highly Commended - Harper Cooper

First Prize - Charlize MacKinder



First Prize - $150 for each age category (3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years)

Highly Commended Prizes - $50 awarded for each age category (3-5 years, 6-8 years, 9-12 years)


Presented by

Frankston Arts Centre


  • First prize $150
  • Highly Commended prizes of $50 awarded for each category (Ages 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)


Dates :

  • Entries Close: Friday 8 May, 5pm
  • Exhibition Launched: Monday 18 May, FrankstonArtsCentre YouTube channel
  • Celebration Event: Monday 18 May, 3pm. Winners announced by Frankston Cr Sandra Mayer Live on Frankston Art Centre’s Facebook page, judged by Jill L. Anderson, Education Officer, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.


Key Information

  • High Resolution quality jpeg photograph or scan your artwork
  • Recommended file size 1.5 to 9MB.
  • Horizontal orientation, clear and shadow free
  • Maximum 1 entry per child
  • Signed and complete Application Form which can be downloaded via the above tab


Enquiries: or 03 9768 1361


1. A signed entrant declaration form and maximum 100 word description must be received with a high quality image upon entry.

2. An artist may submit a maximum of 1 entry.

3. Proof of age and identity may be requested prior to prize payment.

4. Winners will be selected by Guest judge Jill L. Anderson, Education Officer, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery. The decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

5. Entry numbers in the final exhibition will be limited due to space restrictions and approval by the FAC panel and Visual Arts Officer. Frankston Arts Centre reserves the right to close entries before the closing date.

6. No entries can be removed from the online exhibition once published on YouTube. All other social media interaction is optional and should be monitored by the entrant’s guardian.

7. Entry in the exhibition does not necessitate that the work will be exhibited. Overtly offensive or libelous material will not be displayed. It is the parent/guardians artist’s responsibility to ensure that the artwork does not violate copyright laws.

8.The Programming Panel reserves the right to censor an exhibition if the content is deemed inappropriate or image quality resolution is too low to meet online exhibition standards.

9. Frankston Arts Centre has the right to reproduce supplied images and/or images of all exhibited pieces in print and digital promotional materials for the award, the exhibition and/or the Frankston Arts Centre.

10. Frankston Arts Centre has the right to exhibit images in arts programming on the FAC Fly tower or Cube 37 Art After Dark as part of a digital projection exhibition.

11. The Visual Arts officer reserves the right to edit copy provided by entrant.

12. The prize Frankston Arts Centre Open Exhibition Award is not transferable. If the winning artist is unable to accept the terms and conditions of the award the artist will forfeit the award.

13. Children of staff of Frankston Arts Centre and Frankston City Council may enter artwork for consideration but are ineligible for any awards or prizes.

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