Young Archies Awards

About the Young Archies

Based on the famous Archibald Prize, the Young Archies Awards is an annual portrait competition open to all students in Department of Education schools and colleges.

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, like a drawing, painting, or collage, and are of someone personally known to the student.

2022 Young Archies Awards

Entries for the 2022 competition close on Friday, 5 August 2022.

For more information on terms and conditions, and how to enter, read the 2022 Young Archies Awards Information Sheet (PDF, 268KB).Young Archies Awards - Entry Form

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)
  • Overall Secondary Winner (Year 7 to Year 12 – $150)
  • People’s Choice Award ($100)
  • Packing Room Prize ($100)
  • Department of Education – Secretary’s Award ($100)
  • Commissioner for Children and Young People’s Award ($100)

Schools will be notified of award winners on Wednesday, 24 August 2022.

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

Schools can mail or deliver entries to:

DoE – Learning Events

Level I / 199 Collins Street

Hobart TAS 7000

Previous Winners:


Young Archies Virtual Exhibition

All entries in the 2022 competition will be uploaded to the Young Archies Virtual Exhibition which will go live on Thursday, 1 September 2022.

Check out  last year’s Virtual Exhibition for inspiration:

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 title of the portrait, the artist’s name, school and description of their artwork.
  • 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.