The Lester Prize

The Lester Prize

Call for entries are open for the The Lester Prize to artists across Australia. Entries close Friday 7 June 2024.

Art Prize Guide

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jun 18, 2024

Location

Online

Artform

Visual Arts

2024 CALL FOR ENTRIES NOW OPEN | $115,000 + PRIZE POOL

Entries are open for WA’s premier portrait prize – The Lester Prize. Now in its eighteenth year, this award is one of the nation’s most recognised and prestigious art prizes. With a prize pool totalling over $115,000, the competition is open to artists of all experience levels – emerging, midcareer and professional.

Last year The Lester Prize received over 950 entries from across Australia. With a 65% increase in visitors, nearly 22,000 people to see the exquisite work of the 2023 Finalists. This year we are excited to partner with WA Museum Boola Bardip.

We invite artists from across Australia to submit portraits of an Australian (or Australians) that they respect or admire, or a self-portrait. Entries close Friday 7 June 2024, 5pm AWST.

To view the Terms and Conditions and enter now, visit the website

The main winners will be announced on 13 September 2024 at WA Museum Boola Bardip.⁠

Credit: Louise Ernestine Anders, The still life painter, 2022. Oil on canvas, 46 x 134 cm (detail).