The John Byrne Award 2017

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Deadline: 31 January 2018

Call for entries to The John Byrne Award 2017. The John Byrne Award is a competition open to 16-25 year olds in Scotland that supports the creative expression of values.

The John Byrne Award is Scotland's premier art competition open to young adults aged 16 - 25. This year they 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 the main prize of £1000 and sub category prizes of £500. These will be drawn in February 2018. Each month they also award £100 to their '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

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