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

People’s choice is run both on the junior’s instagram page and at the exhibition. Be sure to vote for your favourites!

Please review our full terms and conditions detailed here.

Primary 1st Prize: $100 2nd Prize: $75 3rd Prize: $50 People's Choice: $75

Middle 1st Prize: $150 2nd Prize: $100 3rd Prize: $75 People's Choice: $100

Senior 1st Prize: $200 2nd Prize: $125 3rd Prize: $75 People's Choice: $150

Award Ceremony

Held just before the adult award ceremony, the junior ceremony is filled with excitement and anticipation. Family and friends gather to support their budding artist and enjoy a slice of pizza and some soft drink.

Junior Artists are invited to attend the award ceremony, however because of covid limitations, 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 one entry per junior artist. Entries open to artists residing in Australia only.

Entries must not exceed a 200cm perimeter measurement for juniors.

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 24 months and must not have won a prize or be a finalist in any competition.

Junior Categories

Primary: Prep - Grade 6
Middle: Grades 7 - 9
Senior: Grades 10 - 12

Key dates

Entries open1 March 2022
Entries close 5pm25 May 2022
In person artwork drop off19 - 20 June 2022
Freighted artwork deadline15 June 2022
Award Ceremony23 June 6pm (5pm Juniors)
Exhibition opens22 June 2022
Exhibition closes3 July 2022
People’s Choice Award3 July 2022
Artwork pickup3 - 4 July 2022


The preselection panel members and Judges for both the Adult Awards and Junior Awards change every year. They 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.