The Lester Prize is one of the country’s premier art prizes—an award that places artists and community proudly front-and-centre. Our prize is about the advancement of the artists, not the celebrity of the sitters.
The $115,000+ Prize pool consists of:
Call for Entries (Main Award) are open, and close on Sunday, 9 July 2023, 5pm AWST.
Find out more about our Pre-Selection & Judging Process.
The Lester Prize Main Awards – Terms and Conditions.
Entry Fee: A$45.00 (inclusive of GST) per portrait.
Winner | 2022 Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture & Minderoo Foundation Spirit Prize
Sophia Alone Respect Grandfather Kutri Makanykarra 2022. Acrylic on canvas 44.5 x 44.5 cm.
The Lester Prize Youth Awards encourages the creative talents of young and aspiring artists. It is open to all High School students across Australia.
The Prize allows entrants to showcase their works and present their unique artistic perspectives; helps build their confidence to further their art practice; and allows them to share their stories with the wider community.
The Prize pool consists of:
HIGH SCHOOL CATEGORY
The Youth Awards are kindly supported by Oxlades Art Supplies, Montauk Lighting Co., Arts Edge Photo & Frame, the Valuing Children Initiative and Lions Club, City of Perth.
Call for Entries have now closed for 2023.
The Lester Prize Youth Awards Terms & Conditions – 2023
Annabelle Watling Remorse 2020. Oil and acrylic on board, 61 x 46 cm.