Tiny Tots 4– 6 years  |  Kids  7 – 9 years  |  Tween 10 - 12  |  Teen 13 - 16 years




about this search


The Young model discovery is an online model search. The YMD is open to Male and Female entrants across 4 divisions - Tiny Tots: Ages 4 - 6 years , Kids: 7 - 9 years, Tween: 10 - 12 years, Teen: 13 - 16 years.

Semi Finalists will be selected from the entries submitted via the online application to then represent their chosen participating shopping centre at the Semi Final event. Entrants will be notified by email if they are successful.

Participating Shopping Centres and Semi Final Dates and Times are listed below.

Estimated conclusion for each event listed below is 12 - 12.30pm.

Kenmore Village - Saturday 29th September - 10.00am Registration.
Entrants notified if successful by email on 26th September, by 5pm

Capalaba Park Shopping Centre - 6th October - 10.00am Registration.
Entry Submission cut of date Tuesday 2nd October, 9.00am. Entrants notified if successful by email on Tuesday 2nd October by 5pm.

Riverlink Ipswich Shopping Centre - 13th October - 10.00am Registration.
Entry Submission cut of date Tuesday 9th October, 9.00am.  Entrants notified if successful by email on Tuesday 9th October by 5pm.

Westfield Helensvale Shopping Mall - 20th October -10.00am Registration
Entry Submission cut of date Tuesday 16th October, 9.00am. Entrants notified if successful by email on Tuesday 16th October by, 5pm.

Semi Finalists will parade before the judges, where 6 Grand Finalists will be selected from each division to represent that participating shopping centre at the Grand Final Event, Sunday 16th December, at Victoria Park Golf Complex, Herston, Brisbane.

To enter you are required to select your chosen participating shopping centre, complete the online entry form, submit your 4 snap shot images and process your $20 (plus processing fees) entry fee. 

Proceeds are in aid of the Childhood Cancer Support Inc.


You are welcome to enter again at other participating shopping centres, to try again if not successful. 



WINNING Categories

Tiny Tots Winner  |  Kids Winner  |  Tween Winner   |  Teen Winner



  • Stefan – Stefan Hair Products

  • Stefan Professional Make Up - Make-Up Products

  • The Academy - Tamblyn School Of Finishing and Modelling – x 3 Junior Model Training, x 1 Complete Model Training, x3 Kids TVC Workshop and x1 Adult TVC workshop - Value of $3985

  • Tamblyn Management:

    • Tamblyn Management Website and Model Book - 2yr duration - x3 Kids Profile and x1 Model Profile - to the value of $2530

    • Tamblyn Model Bag - Value of $154

    • x4 Tamblyn Portfolio Folder - Value of $352

    • x4 2yr Tamblyn Management representation contracts

  • JewelsNY - Seed Pearl Necklace with 0.15ct Diamond heart set in 14ct yellow and white gold - Value of $1750

  • Simplicite Skin Care - x3 Skincare packs

  • Victoria Park Golf Club - x2 Putt Putt vouchers - Value $130

  • Tutus By Kerrie - x2 beautiful Tutus

  • x3 Samsung Tablet Devices

  • Warren Jopson Photography x3 2 look kids shoots, x1 2 Look Model shoot - Value of $943

  • Ayla Good Photography & Ash Camille Makeup x4 2 Look Model Shoot Inc Makeup & 10 edited digital prints - Value $2000

  • Jade Piper Photography - x4 1 Hour Photoshoot, inc 20 edited digital prints - Value of $600

  • APhotography by Angela Ramos - x4 1 Hour Photoshoot, inc 15 edited digital prints - Value of $800

  • Katriena Emmanuel Photography - x1 2hour shoot, inc 15 edited digital prints - Value of $550 plus GST

  • Carbon8 - x4 set of Composite Cards (100) - Value of $740 and YMD Artwork - Absolutely Priceless - Thanks Carbon8!

  • When Freddie met Lily Designer - Value of $500

  • A Formal Affair - Glamour Fashion Pack - Value of $500 (Gown Voucher $300, Accessory Voucher $100 and Jovani Fashions pack - $100)

  • Living Silk

  • Royal Albert Hotel - 1 night accommodation for two persons in a one bedroom suite at Royal Albert Hotel in the heart of Brisbane

  • Village Roadshow Theme Parks - 1x Family of 4 pass with unlimited access to Sea World, Wet’n’Wild, Warner Bros. Movie World and Paradise Country for 12 months - Value of $556

  • Lawler Video, Young Model Discovery - Grand Final Event DVD's (3 winners)

  • Plus many extra fabulous prizes donated by the participating shopping centre


Young Model Discovery 2018

"$20 Entry fee and proceeds in aid of Childhood Cancer Support charity"


Please feel free to enter as many times as you like,  In our eyes you are already a winner! Tamblyn Management strongly believe that participating in events and new ideas, encourages you to strive and grow in life,  learn something new every time you step out of your comfort zone.   We encourage young people to get out there and give anything they believe in a go!

Please remember this is a competition, with a purpose, raising funds for the Childhood Cancer Support Inc. 

If you don’t succeed in going through to either the Semi Final or the Grand Final, remember to be a good sport, congratulate those who did, and then congratulate yourself for participating.  Enjoy the life experience and the growth in your character.

The Young Model Discovery can't operate without the help of our amazing Sponsors and participating Shopping Centres, many of whom have been loyal contributors over the years, donating wonderful prizes, time and energy into the charity event.   We also have to thank the countless amounts of volunteers including the wonderful Tamblyn Management staff and Models who give themselves wholeheartedly volunteering their time and energy.

At each event, you will find a Money Tin on the registration desk, any spare change you would like to offer to the Childhood Cancer support Inc, would be greatly appreciated. 


YMD sponsors


conditions of Model search entry

  • The $20 non refundable entry fee (plus processing fee) is to accompany your registration on line

  • Proceeds are in aid of the Childhood Cancer Support.

  • The entrant must use his/her correct age as of 1/12/18.

  • All entrants must not presently, nor anytime during the model search/contest be listed, represented or managed by any another Talent/Model agency or Management.

  • All entrants, Finalists and Grand Finalists under the age of 18 years require the consent of their legal guardian.

  • All Finalists and Grand finalists forms and agreements required for the competition must be signed by the entrant and or legal guardian.

  • Its understood, by entering all entrants automatically agree to waiver their image to appear in Social Media pages, Tamblyn Website and press related to the Young Model Discovery and Tamblyn Management

  • If you are chosen as a Grand Finalist and accept the position in the model search; as part of the competition, you understand and agree you will need to partake in the Professional Photographic Judging Photoshoot Sitting, charged to you at photographers cost price $55. Teen division is $71.50 and Includes professional Hair and Makeup. All entrants will receive a complimentary 5x7 edited digital photo.

  • If you are chosen as a Grand Finalist and accept the position in the model search; as part of the competition you understand and agree you will be available for the Grand Final rehearsal and event/show on the 16th December 2018, or forfeit your position in the model search. Tamblyn hold the right to change the date, venue and ticket price, should any changes need to be made that are out of our control and at Tamblyn discretion. The Grand Finale ticket price for guests attending the event ie: parents and or friends will be approximately $120 per ticket. (proceeds in aid of the Childhood Cancer Support Charity) The final details are still in place and will be confirmed at the earliest convenience.

  • All Grand Finalists are to be available throughout the competition and 12 months thereafter for any promotional publicity shoots involving the media and give permission for the media and Tamblyn Models to use your image/likeness for any publicity regarding Tamblyn Models, Childhood Cancer Support and the Young Model Discovery, including social media.

  • I accept the condition that should I win one of the 4 winning categories of the Tamblyn 2018 Young Model Discovery Grand Final, I agree to be represented with Tamblyn Management on an exclusive basis for a period of two (2) years from the date of 16th December and sign a 2 year management contract with Tamblyn Management, or waive all  benefits, prizes, goods, vouchers or awards received as a direct result of being a contestant in the contest and will reimburse immediately, the reasonable value of any used or opened prizes, goods , vouchers or awards damaged by me, should any or all of the following occur:

    1. (i)  I change to, are listed or managed with/by another Model/Talent Agency or Management within 2 years of the Grand Final Date of the contest, 16th December 2018; or signed termed contract, which ever is the later.

    2. (ii)  I no longer wish to honour my obligations as a result of winning any category of the contest.

  • I understand and agree the full terms and conditions outlined at time of submitting entry. I understand I can request to view the management contract before entering the Tamblyn 2018 Young Model Discovery.