The John Byrne Award now accepts entries from everybody over 16 living or studying in Scotland.

To celebrate we’ve commissioned one of our entrants, Sean Lìonadh, to produce this poem and video and doubled The John Byrne Monthly Award prize money to £500 this September and increased the annual prize money to £7500.

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

Our Mission: 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 £7500 annually and £250 monthly.

For more information and to enter, please visit the John Byrne Award website.