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John Byrne Award – Call for Entries

There’s been a change to the John Byrne Awards: they are now accepting entries from everybody over 16 in Scotland (previously the age limit was 30)

The John Byrne Award is an online exhibition, competition, and community, welcoming people who seek a deeper understanding of the values that drive their beliefs and actions.

As Scotland’s most inclusive, creative arts platform they accept creative work in any medium, 365 days a year, now from everybody over 16 living or studying in Scotland. 

– Every entry promoted online

– Best entries promoted on social

– No entry fees

– Submit your work in 15 minutes

– All entrants are invited to the award ceremony

– £7500 annual prize | £500 quarterly prize (£500 September)

Find out more and enter here – www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk

About The John Byrne Award
Delivered by the charity The Iris Initiative and patroned by the artist John Byrne, we have been awarding young Scottish creatives since 2010. The competition is open to 16-30 year olds, currently living but not necessarily born in Scotland. Distinct from arts competitions, we focus on rewarding the values that underpin young people’s creative work. In doing so, the growing archive of entries hosted on our website reflects the key issues young people face in modern Scottish society, providing a national forum for self-expression.

The JBA was founded in 2012 by a group of entrepreneurs, teachers and thinkers (Andrew Paterson, John Byrne, Joyce McMillan and Richard Holloway). In the past 5 years, the JBA has awarded around £50,000 in monetary awards to young people. The number of entries continues to grow year on year, with the 2017/18 competition showing the highest caliber of entries to date.

For further information, please contact niall@johnbyrneaward.org.uk (Niall Dolan), or visit http://www.johnbyrneaward.org.uk/

April winner – WHY DOES HOMOPHOBIA STILL EXIST IN 2018?

May winner – WHERE ARE ALL THE WORKING CLASS ARTISTS?

June winner – HOW CAN WE EMPOWER OURSELVES IN THE FACE OF ABUSE?

July winner – WHY AM I LESS OF A VALUABLE HUMAN THAN YOU?

Annual Award deadline is 31 January 2019 at 23.59
Quarterly deadlines are last day of April, July & October at 23.59

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