Wollumbin Youth Art Award

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Entries for the 2024 WYAA are now closed. The Gallery will notify all entrants of the pre-selection outcome via email and finalist names will appear on the website after 4 pm on Friday 21 June.

About the award

The Wollumbin Youth Art Award (WYAA) is a biennial award for young artists aged 5 to 18 years. Held in conjunction with the Wollumbin Art Award, the WYAA is open to young people living in the Tweed, Byron, Ballina, Kyogle, Scenic Rim Shires as well as Lismore and Gold Coast City and Richmond Valley. Artists can submit visual art works of any subject matter and medium. The Award, named for the mountain which the Gallery overlooks will explore unique and diverse local perspectives. The WYAA celebrates the artistic talent and creativity of young people living in the region.

The Wollumbin Youth Art Award is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Inc.


Frequently asked questions(PDF, 137KB)

2024 Key dates

Entries open: Monday 25 March, 5 pm

Entries close: Monday 3 June, 5 pm

Winners announced: Saturday 7 September

Exhibition dates: Friday 6 September – Sunday 24 November

Age categories

5–8 years 
9–12 years
13–15 years
16–18 years

Finalists 2024

5–8 years

India A, Alicia Hauritz, Lenny C, Blair Davis, Ethan Gould, Frida Hodgson-Lockton, Taj Hogan, Daisy L, Jun Lindley, Macie Mckenzie, Andrew Manczak, Declan Skibsted, Alby T, Jovi Joel Rea, Escher Tyler.

9–12 years

Anuradha Archer Sharma, Maui Bernardes, Mireille Boniface, Rubyrose Cuccuru, Toby Davis, Max Dinnen, Chloe Dyer, Kayleigh Farrell Mundine, Zoe Fox, Chloe Harris, Hosanna, Alby Quinlivan.

13–15 years

Raj Dunn, Sadie Eddie, Jarah Irvine, Nixon Klehr, Amelie Laurie, Zoe Orvan, Dakina Veila Penola, Ruby Reid, Gus Roberts, Finley Shore, Joseph Shore, Mietta Stevens.

16–18 years

Myles Aggebrink- Jones, Sophie Forsyth, Haylen Fox Duong, Peri Hynes, Naomi Jeffrey, Atticus Jones, India Keeling, Sienna Little, Poppy Littlewood, Makaylah De Jonge, Jamie Mifsud.


Up to $1000 of art materials and tickets to arts and cultural experiences will be awarded. Prize winners will be listed on the Gallery website after the Prize winners are announced.

2024 Judge

Jodi Ferrari - Curator of the Children’s Gallery, HOTA Home of the Arts.

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Jodi Ferrari's love of art began at a young age, but it wasn't until a high school excursion to Queensland Art Gallery that she had her most transformative experience with art and set her career pathway into the Arts. Jodi studied a Bachelor of Arts (Art History) at The University of Queensland, Australia, and a Master of Education (Visual Arts) at University of Technology Sydney, Australia. She has held various roles in education and public programs over the last two decades in regional galleries in New South Wales and Queensland. She brings her understanding of immersive art experiences and the importance of play to her current role as Curator of the Children’s Gallery, HOTA Home of the Arts.