In case you are not aware every three years The National Portrait Gallery at the Smithsonian runs a portrait competition for Americans (USA) residents. Amy Sherald won first prize last time around (2016) and she later went on to create Michelle Obama's portrait for the Smithsonian. Thanks to Instagram and hashtags, here are some of the portraits being entered this year. Entries may include traditional painting mediums, drawings, photography, digital, and video. The deadline to submit is September 3, 2018. We will need to wait until after November 12th to find out if any of these made it into the semifinalists.