The place for people with something to say

The John Byrne Award is an inclusive online creative competition, named after one of Scotland’s most prolific artists and playwrights, who was also one of the  founding trustees. The purpose of the award is to celebrate, encourage and support creativity whilst creating a platform to engage in important conversations about the many values, beliefs and ideals which shape our lives and our communities. The award embraces diversity and encourages entrants who represent Scotland’s many and varied communities.

Entries are free and accepted at any time and submitted through our website. Monthly and annual award winners are announced on our website, on social media and in our newsletter.

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Self: concealed in furls of flesh?

Conor Gray

The Colour of His Feathers

Megan Ross

Sequins and Bubbles

Lisa Mundie

Changing Tides

Emir Elisa Rizzato

The Longest Walk

Alexander Tarvet

Inside Me.

Siobhan Dyson

The Good Old Days, Are They Really Worth Reliving?

Lewis Murray

What Mysteries Lie Inside This Rose?

Cam Gold

When Do We Stop Living And Start Dying?

Callum Osment