The Lester Prize | 2024 Entry Form

This form is the official online Entry Form for The Lester Prize for Portraiture and, together with The Lester Prize for Portraiture (Adult) Terms & Conditions (Terms & Conditions), govern the entry of a Portrait in the Prize.
Terms capitalised in this Entry Form have the meaning given to them in the Terms & Conditions.

Unless marked otherwise, all fields in this Entry Form are mandatory and must be fully and accurately completed. Entry Forms submitted with incomplete or inaccurate Mandatory Fields will not be considered for the Prize.


By submitting this Entry Form, the Entrant agrees to the Terms & Conditions:
I confirm that I have read and agree to all of the Terms & Conditions: *


Please complete all relevant fields.  Fields marked with * are mandatory.  

Is the Portrait a result of an artistic collaboration?: *
If yes, I confirm that all named co-creators agree to the submission of the portrait into The Lester Prize:
The Artist is an Australian Resident (as defined in The Lester Prize Terms & Conditions) *
Is the Artist of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin?
Is the Artist an Emerging Artist? *



How did you hear about us? *


Entrants may enter an UNLIMITED number of portraits but must complete separate Entry Forms and pay a separate Entry Fee for each entry.
Is the Portrait a self-portrait?: *
In accordance with the Terms & Conditions, you may elect to offer work selected for exhibition for sale. Are you interested in this opportunity? *
I confirm that the owner consents to the submission of the Portrait into The Lester Prize 2024 and, if the Entrant is selected as a Finalist, will make the Portrait available for exhibition in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.


The requirements listed below are the "Portrait Requirements" for the purpose of clause 4.1 of the Terms & Conditions. To be eligible for the Prize, the Portrait must satisfy each of the Portrait Requirements.

The Artist

1. The Artist, or Artists, are all aged 18 years or over and Australian Residents as at 5.00 pm (AWST) on the Closing Date.
    "Australian Resident" means a person who:
    (a) is an Australian Citizen, as that term is defined in the Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth); or
    (b) holds a current Permanent Visa, meaning a visa to remain in Australia (whether also a visa to travel to and enter
          Australia) may be a visa, to be known as a permanent visa, to remain indefinitely (unless otherwise     
          defined in the Migration Act 1958 (Cth)). *

Portrait Specifications

2. The Entrant confirms that:
    (a) the Portrait was completed in the 18 months' immediately preceding the Closing Date;
    (b) the Portrait is of a person who is, or persons who are each, an Australian Resident. *
3. The Entrant confirms that:
    (a) the size of the Portrait is 4 square metres (e.g. 200 cm x 200 cm) or less (including the frame, if framed);
    (b) the width of the Portrait is 200 cm or less (including the frame, if framed);
    (c) the weight of the Portrait is 30 kg or less (including the frame, if framed); and
    (d) the Portrait is capable of vertical display by hanging on a wall. *
4. If the Portrait is completed on paper, the Entrant confirms that the Portrait is framed. *
5. If the Portrait is framed (regardless of whether it is completed on paper or another medium), the Entrant confirms that the frame uses acrylic glazing or Perspex only (with non-reflective acrylic or Perspex to be used where possible). Portraits cannot be framed with glass. *

Subject's Consent

6. The Entrant confirms that:
    (a) the Subject of the Portrait consented to the Artist creating the Portrait (whether created from a photo of the Subject
          or through the Subject sitting for the Artist); and
    (b) the Subject of the Portrait consents to the Portrait being on public display and reproductions of the Portrait being
          published online for whatever purpose (including, but not limited to, promotional purposes). *

Photographer's Consent

7. If the Portrait is created through the use of a photograph, the Entrant confirms that:
    (a) the photographer consented to the Artist using the photograph to create the image; and
    (b) the Artist is not in breach of any intellectual property rights of the photographer or any other third party. *

Main Exhibition and Subsequent Exhibitions

8. The Entrant confirms that, if the Entrant is selected as a Finalist:
    (a) it is their responsibility to organise, and pay for, the delivery of the Finalist Portrait to the Delivery Venue;
    (b) it is their responsibility to arrange insurance to cover the Portrait (if the Entrant wants to insure their Portrait) to the Delivery Venue and from the Collection Venue back to the Entrant (unless sold beforehand)
    (c) the Portrait will be available for exhibition for the entire Exhibition Period including at the Main Exhibition and any
          Subsequent Exhibitions up until 30 June 2025; and
    (d) the Entrant will comply with the requirements in clauses 8 (Delivery location, date and time), 9 (Exhibition
         requirements for Finalist Portraits
) and 10 (Reusable Packaging Requirements) of the Terms & Conditions.
9. The Entrant confirms whether, if selected as a Finalist, their portrait may be considered for the Minderoo Foundation Spirit Prize of A$10,000 awarded to a Finalist by the Minderoo Judges.  *


The following information will be used on artwork labels alongside portraits on display or exhibited, in any exhibition book or brochure, promotional material, electronic, digital and print media, and for educational purposes.
Please ensure that all details including spelling and grammar are correct.
We recommend that you copy and paste these details from a word document in case an error occurs and you need to re-submit the form.
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All images of the completed portrait must be high quality. The images will be used for pre-selection purposes, display and exhibition purposes, in any exhibition book or brochure, promotional material, electronic, digital and print media, and for educational purposes. You can attach up to two (2) images of your portrait - one complete artwork and one close up.
All portraits must be labelled in the following format:  surname_firstname_1 (image 1 or 2 detail)
Acceptable formats: JPG, TIF or PNG format (we suggest 300 dots per inch (DPI) – 15cm on its longest side). Please do not upload images in HEIC format - we cannot open these and they may not be considered.
File size: must not exceed 5MB


The following fields are not compulsory and are not considered as Mandatory Fields. They may only be used by The Lester Prize and Partners if the Artist is chosen as a Finalist and as a way to help cross-promote the artist and their work. If the Artist does not wish this to occur, or does not have a website page or social media accounts listed below, please leave the fields blank.  


Entry into this competition is $45 (incl. GST).
Payment can be made online (via credit card or PayPal) or by Electronic Funds Transfer to:
Account name: The Lester Prize
Bank: Westpac
BSB: 036-011
Account number: 616710
Your ref: Last name_First name initial_ADULT
Please ensure you email your online payment receipt to before the Closing Date to ensure your payment is matched to your entry.
Contact The Lester Prize if you cannot make payment by one of these methods. The Lester Prize reserves the right to accept payment of the Entry Fee by alternative means.
After you click the SUBMIT/PAYMENT PAGE button at the bottom of this form you will be taken to the secure payment portal. 
Choose your payment method below: *


Thank you for taking the time to complete the first stage of your entry.

Who is submitting this Entry Form? *

You will receive a confirmation email after pressing the SUBMIT/PAYMENT PAGE button below.
If you do not receive this email, please contact our office:
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CLOSING DATE: 5pm (AWST) on Friday 7 June 2024
Please submit this "Entry Form" online. Entries after this time will not be accepted.
Document Version Control: TLP 2024 Main Awards Entry Form | 07/03/2024