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The John Byrne Award

The John Byrne Award host their annual awards ceremony each year in February. This fabulous evening welcomes all entrants and supporters of the award and offers the community an opportunity to celebrate the work, values and ideas shared throughout the year.

600 people came together on Sat the 16th of February 2019 in Central Hall, Edinburgh, to see the top 30 entries exhibited and hear John Byrne announce the 2018-2019 winner.

Sarah Orr was named Winner of The John Byrne Award 2018-2019, for her short story, ‘Kick In The Teeth‘.




*** An independent judging panel reviews ALL entries. Any entry from the year could win.***



AWARDED TO: the single best entry received in every month (excluding February).

DEADLINE: 23:59 on the last day of the month.

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED: via website, email and social media on first day of the next month.

WINNER ANNOUNCED: by the judging panel in the middle of each month.