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 $100,000+ Prize pool consists of:
Call for Entries (Main Award) have closed for 2022. Finalists will be announced on 25 July 2022.
Entry Fee: A$45.00 (inclusive of GST) per portrait.
Winner | 2021 Richard Lester Prize for Portraiture
Sidney Tapia Through you 2020. Oil on wooden board, 22 x 22 cm.
The Lester Prize Youth Award 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: 4 July 2022 — 13 Feb 2023.
Entry Fee: A$15.00 (inclusive of GST) per portrait.
Annabelle Watling Remorse 2020. Oil and acrylic on board, 61 x 46 cm.