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The John Byrne Award

13/11/2017 @ 8:00 am - 01/02/2018 @ 5:00 pm

The John Byrne Award is Scotland’s premier art competition open to young adults aged 16 – 25. This year we are looking for creative pieces of work that are thought-provoking and show a consideration of values. You can submit the following types of work:

Visual art – Paintings, Drawings, Sketches, Illustrations, Sculpture, Digital Art, Screen prints, Mixed Media, Photography, Design, Fashion Design etc.

Music – Compositions, songs, original pieces of music etc.

Video – Documentaries, music videos, art films, short films, fashion films etc.

Writing – Poetry, Creative Writing, Essays, Novellas etc.


Throughout the year you can enter your creative work to be considered for our main prize of £1000 and our sub category prizes of £500. These will be drawn in February 2018. Each month we also award £100 to our ‘Highlight of the Month’, which is an entry in any medium that the JBA team thinks has the most potential to encourage others to consider their values.

Upcoming Deadlines:

The JBA Nov Prize £100 – 30th November 2017

The JBA Values Top Prize £1000 – 31st January 2018

The JBA Award Category Prizes £500 (Visual Art, Music, Writing, Video) – 31st January 2018

How to Enter:

Entries can be submitted via the website: http://www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk/how-to-enter/


13/11/2017 @ 8:00 am
01/02/2018 @ 5:00 pm
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