"An entirely fresh and very modern take on values. It is a wonderful competition."
John Byrne, artist & playwright
The John Byrne Award is a competition open to 16-19 year olds in Scotland supporting creative expression.
Entries can be any piece of creative work that means something to you: art, music, video, essays, photography - your imagination is your limit. You can even submit school work. Pick a value or set of values from the values circumplex (pictured above) to inspire/ describe your entry. The values you choose are completely up to you. Write 200 words or record a 2-minute video or sound file describing which values your entry expresses and why.
To submit your entry, send us a message on Facebook or send an email to Share@JohnByrneAward.org.uk with your:
4. High school/college (if attending)
5. 200 word description/ 2-minute recording
6. Entry files (If your entry file[s] are larger than 25MB, please use WeTransfer.com)
Each month, the JBA team chooses the most thought provoking piece to win 'highlight of the month' and £100. All entries from the year are submitted to the annual John Byrne Award competition where the best entry wins £1000 and three runners-up win £500. All entries are eligible for all prizes and all entries will be considered for posting on the John Byrne Award social media pages.
We value your ideas. Get them out there.