Launch of Portrait Competition to Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee.

Calling all budding artists! Would you like to have your work displayed in Wolverhampton Art Gallery? If so…

We encourage residents of Wolverhampton to participate in a City wide Art competition, with submissions centred on a portrait of HRH Queen Elizabeth II during her reign.  Use your creativity – the artworks can be drawings, paintings or digitally designed - they need to feature the Queen, but the rest is entirely up to you.  
You might want your artwork to capture her visiting Wolverhampton or representing one of the many iconic moments Her Majesty has been involved with over the years. 
We’ve been looking through the archives to gather some photographs from when the Queen has visited Wolverhampton throughout her reign and will be sharing them across the council’s social media channels over the coming weeks to help to give you some inspiration and to get your creative juices flowing. 
The competition will have 4 categories:

  • Children under 7 years 
  • children 7-11  
  • children aged 12 to 18 years 
  • Over 18s 

The designs can be up to A3 in size and must be the entrant's own original work.  


The competition officially launches on Friday 8 April 2022 

The closing date for entries is by 4:00pm Friday 31 May 2022 

How to Enter

  • Email entries to:  

  • Post your entry to: The Mayor’s Office, The Civic Centre, St. Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RL. 

  • Hand deliver to: Business Reception, Civic Centre, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RL 

Entrants should include their full name, age and postal address. As well as either a phone number or email address.  

Judging Panel 

Entries will be judged at the beginning of June by: 

  • The Mayor of Wolverhampton 
  • A representative of the West Midlands Lieutenancy  
  • Dicky Dodd 
  • A member of the Youth Council 
  • A local Wolverhampton based artist 

What you win:  

  • A right Royal goody bag full of platinum jubilee gifts.
  • The winners and 2 guests will be invited to join the Mayor for an afternoon tea in the Georgian Gallery on 28 June 2022 at 2pm.   
  •  The 4 winning images will be displayed in the Georgian Room at Wolverhampton Art Gallery.