The John Byrne Award First Quarter Shortlist


The John Byrne Award’s first competition quarter of 2020 has coincided with some truly extraordinary events. Since February 1st, all our daily lives have changed in ways that would hardly have been imaginable three months ago, and we are aware that this has been an incredibly challenging time for everybody. Despite these difficult times however, it seems that Scotland’s creativity has continued undimmed. We have seen more people than ever before, submitting their creative work in the last three months, and – as ever – the quality continues to rise.

The six, shortlisted entries below were received from February 1st to April 30th 2020, and combine exceptional technical execution with compelling and thought-provoking exploration of ideas. The winner will be chosen by our inspirational judging panel and announced shortly.


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