The Award

The John Byrne Award Ceremony 2020

 

On Saturday 7th March, The John Byrne Award will host its annual award ceremony in Central Hall, Edinburgh. 

The evening will be a celebration of Scottish talent and creativity, and will include music and entertainment, an exhibition of the year’s best entries, and – of course – the award ceremony, hosted by Vic Galloway!

As well as the annual grand prize of £7,500, The John Byrne Award will this year be presenting eight, additional awards. Six Entrant Awards will highlight the individual elements that contribute to an outstanding John Byrne Award entry. While two Recognition Awards will be presented to an organisation and individual that have championed open, inclusive and constructive social discourse. The event will be free but ticketed, so make sure to book your tickets below.

 

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Prizes

 

The John Byrne Award 2020 (£7,500)
For epitomising all three of The John Byrne Award judging criteria; reasoned, constructive and compelling.

The John Byrne Award for Innovation
For presenting a persuasive new idea.

 

The John Byrne Award for Community and Society
For offering an insightful view of community or society.

 

The John Byrne Award for Critical Thinking
For demonstrating outstanding evaluation and analysis of ideas.

 

The John Byrne Award for Outstanding Contribution (for an Individual)
For an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to social discourse.

The John Byrne Award for Positivity
For inspiring positivity and optimism.

 

The John Byrne Award for a Connection to Something Greater
For demonstrating a deep and informed understanding of the forces shaping our world.

 

The John Byrne Award for Skill and Artistry
For exhibiting exceptional skill and technical execution in any medium.

 

The John Byrne Award for Outstanding Contribution (for an Organisation)
For an organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to social discourse.

QUARTERLY PRIZES

£500

Our quarterly prizes of £500 are awarded in May, August and November to the single best entry received in the previous quarter.

Deadlines:

23:59 30th April 2020

23:59 31st July 2020

23:59 31st October 2020

Quarterly shortlists are announced via our website, email and social media.

 

 

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