The John Byrne Award

John Byrne award

The John Byrne Award is an online exhibition and competition open to 16-30 year olds living in Scotland. Share your creative work by 30th May  for a chance to win £250; by 31 Jan 2020 to win £2500.

Young people across Scotland are sharing their creative work on our network. 

We are looking for work that reflect’s your values. Visit to see everyone’s 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.


*Annual award £2500
*Monthly award £250

Entry Criteria:

*16 – 30 years old
*Currently living in Scotland
*We accept one entry per person or team per month


*£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:

Location: All Scotland

For further information, please contact (Niall Dolan), or call 07952046562, or visit

The deadline is Sunday 31 March 2019 at 23:55.

Byrne, John; Self Portrait; Manchester Art Gallery;