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Leicester Society of Artists is pleased to announce the winners of the LSA Student Award 2017 sponsored by West End Gallery:

LSA Student Award 2017 Winner 

Sarah Charlton, Design Crafts BA, De Montfort University, 2017

LSA Student Award 2017 Runners Up

Holly Kerslake, BA Fine Art, Loughborough University, 2017

Stefania Laccu, PhD Fine Art (Year 1), De Montfort University

To read about the winners click here

To read about the shortlisted students click here

The LSA Student Award is open to students in full or part time education at a college or university in Leicester or Leicestershire, studying a foundation course or degree course in 2017 in any art or design discipline.


•  The main prize for the winning work is £400. Two runners up will also win £100 each.
•  The winning works will be included in the LSA Annual Exhibition 2017 (17 November – 16 December 2017) at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery Leicester. 
•  West End Gallery will also provide exhibition opportunities in the gallery for work by the winner and two runners up in 2018.

The deadline for applications and images to be received was midnight on Friday 28 July 2017.

Conditions Of Entry

If you have registered your application you will receive an email from us with your login.  Use this to access your online information, add an Artist Statement and upload images. 

You may submit up to three works to the award, subject to the following size restrictions:

2d works: unframed work may be submitted to the award but must conform to the following total size when framed for exhibition: W:200cms x H: 200cm maximum.  We cannot accept video or film, as we are not able to show this in our exhibition.
3d works: there are no size restrictions for free-standing 3d works, but sharp or unstable works will be excluded on grounds of health safety; electric works (other than battery powered) are not accepted.  Fragile 3d works (that need to be displayed inside cased plinths for exhibition) must conform to the following maximum dimensions: W:50cm x D:50cm x H:100cm.

The deadline for receiving images and Artist Statement is midnight on Friday 28 July 2017.

A shortlist of works will be chosen by our selection committee from the submitted digital images on Monday 31 July 2017. 

The list of shortlisted students will be announced on this website on Tuesday 1 August 2017

Information For The Winners

Deliver winning works for inclusion in the exhibition to New Walk Museum & Art Gallery on Saturday 11 November 2017 [date tbc]

Presentation of prizes to the Winner and Runners Up:  The prizes will be presented to the LSA Student Award Winner and Runners-Up at the evening Preview of LSA Annual Exhibition on Thursday 16 November 2017 (6.30 to 8.30pm) at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery.

LSA Annual Exhibition 2017 runs from Friday 17 November to Saturday 16 December 2017 at New Walk Museum & Art Gallery Leicester.

Collect unsold work: Sunday 17 December 2017.


If you have any questions, please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answer, please contact Student Award liason member: Tim Fowler:

Selection Committee 2017

All submitted digital images of student works and original works will be placed before the LSA 2017 Student Award Selection Committee.  This year’s committee comprises:

Suzanne Harry, LSA Chair
Marck Geary, Director of West End Gallery
Tim Fowler, LSA Council Member and Student Award liason
Mark Hancock, LSA Council Member
Andrew Jackson, LSA Council Member
Gillian Adair McFarland, LSA Council Member
Jo Sheppard, LSA Treasurer

Previous Winners

The LSA Student Award has been running since 2015 in association with West End Gallery.