Opportunity: £2500 Top Prize for any creative work

10th September 2019

Update: The John Byrne Award is now open to anyone who is 16 or over living or studying in Scotland. Submit creative works in any medium to enter the competition for a £2500 top prize, and £250 monthly prizes.

The John Byrne Award
£2500 top prize for any creative work

Deadlines: Last day of each month for £250 prize; 31 Jan 2020 for £2500 prize

The John Byrne Award is Scotland’s most inclusive competition for emerging artists. Our aim is to encourage a discussion about societal values by promoting the creative work of our entrants.

We are looking for work that is thought-provoking and displays a sophisticated consideration of values.

Visit www.Johnbyrneaward.org.uk to see all entries.

Everyone who enters will receive an invitation to our awards ceremony, held in Edinburgh in February 2020.

Any creative medium is accepted.

Examples include:

*Visual – Paintings, drawings, sketches, illustrations, sculpture, digital art, screen prints, mixed media, photography.
*Design – Product/industrial design, fashion design, textile design, game design, UI/UX design, interior and spatial design, architectural design.
*Audio – Compositions, songs, original pieces of music, audio recordings.
*Video – Documentaries, interviews, animation, music videos, art films, short films, fashion films.
*Writing – poetry, journalism, blog posts, essays, creative writing.

Entry Criteria:

*16 and over
*Currently living or studying in Scotland
*We accept one entry per person or team per month


*Annual award £2500
*Monthly award £250


*£2500 award: 23:59 on 31 January 2020
*£250 award: 23:59 on the last day of every month

How to Enter:

Entries can be submitted at: https://www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk/enter-now/

For further information, please contact jade@johnbyrneaward.org.uk or visit https://www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk/

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