"An entirely fresh and very modern take on values. It is a wonderful competition."

John Byrne, artist & playwright




The John Byrne Award challenges 16-19 year olds in Edinburgh to confront, develop and express their values.


We invite 16-19 year olds in Edinburgh to produce a creative piece of work in any medium: a painting, a dance, an HTML code, …, expressing their values in response to a given stimulus.


The winning individual/team wins £1000. Three individuals/teams each win a commendation prize of £500.


There is no intention to guide participants towards particular values.


A video summary of the 2015 JBA winner, Ruairidh MacLeod, presentating to the judging panel is presented above.


Registration for The 2016 John Byrne Award will open in June.