The Doyles offer budding junior artists the chance to be part of an exciting exhibition. Entering The Doyles is a learning opportunity and great experience for future artists. Junior entries are categorised according to age groups with no restrictions on subject matter.

Junior Finalists are exhibited for the duration of The Doyles Art Award exhibition.

The Junior People’s Choice is run at the exhibition. Be sure to vote for your favourites!

Please review our full terms and conditions detailed here.

Ages 5-8 1st Prize: Gift Bag 2nd Prize: Gift Bag 3rd Prize: Gift Bag

Ages 9-13 1st Prize: Gift Bag 2nd Prize: Gift Bag 3rd Prize: Gift Bag

Ages 14-17 1st Prize: Gift Bag 2nd Prize: Gift Bag 3rd Prize: Gift Bag

Award Ceremony

Held just before the adult award ceremony, the junior ceremony is filled with excitement and anticipation. Junior winners are invited to attend the award ceremony with their immediate family and a representative from their art school.

The Doyles can only release a limited number of tickets. Please keep in touch on our social channels, website and emails to obtain tickets as they are released. If you are unable to attend, we will be broadcasting the award ceremony live on Facebook.

Artists names will be published on social media platforms, and on The Doyles website.

Entry Criteria

Maximum of two entries per junior artist. Entries open to artists residing in Australia only.

Artwork must be original two dimensional paintings or drawings in any traditional medium (no digital work). Artwork(s) must not breach any copyright – this includes copies of professional artist’s work done in workshop settings. (No Giclée prints).

Artwork must be framed and ready for hanging with cord or wire. Stretched canvas is considered framed. 

Artwork must have been completed within the last 12 months and must not have won a prize or be a finalist in any competition.

Key dates

Event Date
Entries open1 March 2024
Entries close 5pm24 May 2024
In person artwork drop off23 June 2024
Freighted artwork deadline21 June 2024
Award Ceremony27 June 6pm (5pm Juniors)
Exhibition opens27 June 2024
Exhibition closes7 July 2024
People’s Choice Award7 July 2024
Artwork pickup


The preselection panel members and Judges for both the Adult Awards and Junior Awards are a group of independent experts in their respective fields who display no bias or allegiance to any artist. Due to the large volume of entries, we are unable to provide individual feedback to the artist. We are unable to enter into any discussion about the selection of finalists and winners. The judges decisions are final.

The work will be judged based on

  • technical skill
  • a recognisable and relatable form and composition
  • individuality and creativity
  • that 'certain something' that makes you look twice, think about it, talk about it, or simply be amazed by the work

Judging will be done prior to exhibition opening, announced at Award Ceremony and published on this website.