The winners of the Lester Prize Youth Awards have just been announced - with over 170 talented young artists entering this year's competition. Selected from 30 incredible finalists, the winners of this year's competition impressed judges with technique and the ability to capture a moment in a portrait. Student prizes for this year’s awards included a total prize pool of $5000, as well as art supplies for winners and runners-up to assist students in pursuing their artistic passions. The winning pieces and the Youth Award finalists' works will be on display to the public at the WA Museum Boola Bardip until Sunday, 16th July 2023.
Yrs 11-12 | 1st Prize: Katura Halleday – My Sister’s Contemplation
Yrs 11-12 | Highly Commended: Hannah Raphael - Sanctuary
Yrs 9-10 | 1st Prize: Portia Connor - Revisiting Heritage
Yrs 9-10 | Highly Commended: Maree Tang - An-na
Yrs 7-8 | 1st Prize: Audrey Crogan - Steel Thread
Yrs 7-8 | Highly Commended: Jessica Chen - The Outside World
School Category | $500.00 Workshop Prize: Alysha Picknoll for Willeton Senior Highschool - Moyocoyotzin: Artisan of Herself