About the Young Archies

Awards are presented in year categories for the best portrait of a person created by a student during the 12 months before the closing date.  Portraits can be in any 2D media, such as a drawing, painting or collage, but cannot include photography.  The portrait must be of someone personally known to the student.

2024 Young Archies Awards

Entries for the 2024 Young Archies will close on Friday, 2 August 2024. 

For more information on how to enter, plus terms and conditions, read the 2024 Young Archies Awards Information Sheet (PDF, 342KB) 

All entries will receive a Certificate of Participation and prizes will be awarded for:

  • Category winners ($100)
  • Overall Primary Winner (Kindergarten to Year 6 – $150)
  • Tony Woodward Award (Overall Secondary Winner – Year 7 to Year 12 – $150)
  • Packing Room Prize ($100)
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Department for Education, Children and Young People – Secretary’s Award ($100)
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Award ($100)

Schools will be notified of award winners in the week before the Young Archies Awards presentations.

An entry form must be attached to each artwork, download a copy of the form here:

Schools can mail or deliver entries to:

DECYP – Learning Events
Level 1 / 199 Collins Street
Hobart TAS 7000

Young Archies Exhibition

All artwork will be exhibited in Hobart at the UTAS School of Creative Arts and Media for two weeks in September.

Following this, a touring exhibition of the 2024 Young Archies Awards prize recipients will visit Launceston and the North West.

More information will be available soon.

Young Archies Online Gallery

All entries for the 2024 competition will be uploaded to the Young Archies Online Gallery.

Galleries will be available from Monday 2 September 2024.