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Shakespeare Portrait Contest

Brush up Shakespeare in our annual Shakespeare Portrait Contest for kids ages 5 to 12!


Part of our annual Shakespeare's Birthday Open House—this year on Sunday, April 27, from noon to 4pm.


Visit our portrait booth at Shakespeare's Birthday. Materials will be provided for children to create their very own portrait of the Bard.


After judging by the Queen, the winners will be announced during the closing ceremony.

Prizes are awarded in three categories:

Ages 5-8
Ages 8-10
Ages 10-12

Plus an overall winner!


Learn more about Shakespeare's Birthday by clicking on the link at left.

Unknown artist. Shakespeare signboard. Oil on panel, late 1600s to early 1700s.

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