We are pleased to welcome your submission for the 2023 Kingston Prize exhibition. Please read the declaration of eligibility carefully and make sure that you have everything you need before you start the entry process.

All the information you need to know about how to enter The Kingston Prize portrait competition can be found on the 2023 Rules page.

If you have any questions or problems with this form, please contact us at info@kingstonprize.ca.

Start here:


To be eligible for consideration, you must select ‘yes’ below to confirm that you have read and agree to all of the following statements:

  • I am a Canadian citizen or permanent resident (landed immigrant) of Canada.
  • I have read the rules of the Kingston Prize competition, and accept the conditions of the competition.
  • I certify that the portrait will be available for The Kingston Prize exhibitions in 2023-24, regardless of any change of ownership of the portrait.
  • I acknowledge that the decision of the Jury is final and binding on myself and on other participants.
  • I met with the subject for the purpose of making this portrait.
  • I have informed the subject of my intention to submit the portrait to the Kingston Prize competition.
  • I certify that the statements in my application are true and complete, to the best of my knowledge.

How to…

The following is a list of helpful online resources that you might need in order to submit your entry. The links will open in a new tab so that you can come back to this page and continue your entry.

www.online-convert.com (look for ‘Image Converter’ and select ‘Convert to JPG’ from the dropdown)
You can also change the file size using this tool. Make sure to choose the largest size but keep it under 4 MB.



FIND OUT THE FILE SIZE for your document

I agree with the statements above:
You must agree to the terms above to be eligible to enter The Kingston Prize. Please contact us if you have questions about your eligibility or about any of the statements above.
Please complete the following entry form. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required.


(Please include unit or apartment #)
(An automated receipt response of your submission will be sent to this email address.)



Dimensions (in centimetres), including frame:



Please read the submission requirements and follow them carefully.

If you need help converting your files or finding out the file size, please see the 'How to...' information near the top of this page.

  • Image - .jpg file ONLY; check your file size (min. 1 MB to max. 4 MB). Make sure that your email program is not downsizing your image (this is the most common reason why submissions are incomplete)
  • Artist Statement - MS Word .docx file or .pdf ONLY
  • File naming conventions: Use LastnameFirstname when naming your file, with no additional numbers, letters, dashes or underscores.

To submit files, you can either drag the file over the spot below or click on it to open a browser which will allow you to search for and select the file.

Maximum upload size: 4MB
Maximum upload size: 1MB

Successful submission of this form will take you to the payment page. Your payment will be submitted via PayPal. Your entry is not complete until payment is received by The Kingston Prize.

If you would prefer to pay by certified cheque or money order, please submit this form and indicate below that you will be paying by cheque. Deadline for receiving cheques is 5:00 pm on Wednesday, April 26, 2023.

The mailing address is at the bottom of the website and will be on the confirmation email you receive. Please be sure to make it clear which entry the cheque should be applied to (i.e. the name under which you entered).

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