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The Doyles offer junior artists the chance to be part of a high calibre 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 entries have the option to list their work for sale.

Entry fee is $15 per artwork (non refundable). Entry does not guarantee finalist selection. All works are preselected by a panel of judges. Finalist works are exhibited in the main hall for the duration of the exhibition.

Please review our full terms and conditions detailed here.

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.

Award winning 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 2025
Entries close 5pm17 May 2025
In person artwork drop off27 June 2025
Freighted artwork deadline27 June 2025
Award Ceremony6pm 3 July 2025
(Juniors 5pm)
Exhibition opens3 July 2025
Exhibition closes13 July 2025
People’s Choice Award13 July 2025
Artwork pickup

Judging

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.