John Byrne Award: Call for Entries

Matt Farr - Wall of Paul, Colour Pencil

Year-round, submissions online.

The John Byrne Award is a free online exhibition, competition, and community, welcoming people who seek a deeper understanding of the values that drive our beliefs and actions, with a mission to create Scotland’s most inclusive, creative arts platform to encourage the questioning and development of values appropriate to our modern age. The hope is that the creative entries, always in response to a question, spark conversations that change attitudes and behaviours for the better.

The Award organisers accept creative work all-year, in any medium, from everybody over sixteen living or studying in Scotland. All creative entries question a given set of values, and the  quarterly and annual prizes (£500 and £7500 respectively) are awarded to the most reasoned, constructive, and compelling entries. All entries are exhibited on the Award’s website

Image: Matt Farr – Wall of Paul, colour pencil. Response to the question, ‘Why have I made over 100 pieces of work about the late Hollywood actor, Paul Newman?’

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