Young Archies Awards

The awards are presented in year categories for the best portrait of a person, created by a student in a Tasmanian Government school or college.

Portraits submitted can be created in any 2D media, such as a drawing, painting, collage or digital art, and must be of someone personally known to the student.

The prize recipients for the 2020 Young Archies Awards were announced on Saturday 05 September 2020 at the Hobart Town Hall.

2020 Winners (PDF, 617KB)

2020 Young Archies Virtual Exhibition

Due to COVID-19, the Department of Education is unable to host the annual exhibition at UTAS School of Creative Arts and Media.

As an alternative, DoE Learning Events presents the 2020 Young Archies Virtual Exhibition.

All entries received have been uploaded into the following galleries according to their category:

Viewing the virtual exhibition

  • Move around the space by clicking on the floor, or the map in the bottom-left corner.
  • Clicking on the artwork will bring up the artist’s name, school and their description.
  • If you click, hold and drag the mouse you can swivel around to see more.  This comes in handy when moving around corners!
  • For further information click the ‘i’ button located in the top-right corner.
  • Artwork has been placed in alphabetical order according to the student’s first name, starting on the left wall of each ‘hallway’ and then to the right.


While you are visiting the virtual exhibition, don’t forget to write down the details of your favourite artwork and vote in the 2020 Young Archies People’s Choice Award (one vote per person).

Select this link to vote

The winner of the 2020 Young Archies People’s Choice Award will be announced on Friday 23 October 2020.

Voting closes on Wednesday 21 October 2020 at 11:45pm.

2020 Young Archies Awards – Travelling Exhibition

The artwork of the 2020 Young Archies Awards prize winners will be displayed in a travelling exhibition around Tasmania.

They will be at the following locations:

  • Hobart Library Tuesday 08 September – Saturday 19 September 2020 (1stFloor)
  • Launceston Library Tuesday 22 September – Saturday 03 October 2020 (Learn Floor – Level 2)
  • Burnie Library Tuesday 06 October – Saturday 17 October 2020 (1stFloor)


Please check the Libraries Tasmania website for directions and library opening times.

Previous Winners: