The John Byrne Award

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


Our Mission: To create Scotland’s most inclusive, creative arts platform to encourage the questioning and development of values appropriate to our modern age.

We accept creative work in any medium, 365 days a year, from everybody over 16 living or studying in Scotland.

We award £7,500 annually and £500 quarterly.


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Monthly Winners

October's Monthly Winner

What impact can a community have?

Daisy Thomson, 20
September's Monthly Winner

Is my broken finger the same as your broken leg?

Natalie Arle-Toyne, 39
August's Monthly Winner

I agree, we agree, but do they?

Callum Boath, 29
June's Monthly Winner

Are we teaching addiction to children?

Sarah Ogilvie, 20
May's Monthly Winner

Out of the womb and into a prison?

Sean Lìonadh, 21
April's Monthly Winner

What are you looking for?

Bingyu Li, 26
March's Monthly Winner

Should we heed the warnings of our ancient legends?

Stephen Will, 25
February's Monthly Winner

What is our place in the world?

Fraser Scott, 19
January's Monthly Winner

What does it mean to be between two cultures?

Carina Haouchine, 22
December's Monthly Winner

Can we find meaning in the turbulent chaos of the land?

Ellis O'Connor, 26
November's Monthly Winner

Am I an alcoholic?

Anonymous , 27