The John Byrne Award Ceremony 2020
On Saturday 7th March, The John Byrne Award hosted its annual award ceremony in Central Hall, Edinburgh.
The evening was a true celebration of Scottish talent and creativity; bringing together our incredibly talented entrants, some of Scotland’s most successful figures from the worlds of law, politics, the arts and business – and, of course, our four iconic event partners: Seven Crofts, Innis & Gunn, Tunnock’s and Edinburgh Napier University.
Edinburgh’s historic Central Hall was transformed for the occasion, featuring an exhibition of our Shortlisted Entries for 2020, a red carpet entrance, and the Seven Croft’s Martini Lounge. Church organ was swapped for DJ decks as Sub Club’s Harri brought a taste of Glasgow’s legendary underground venue to Edinburgh.
An evening of art, music and celebration was topped off by the Award Ceremony itself, which saw 10 deserving winners presented with an iconic John Byrne Award Trophy; and Illustrator and Writer, Abriele Skaite and Thanos Kyratzis, awarded £7,500 for their book, Borders.