THE RSA MORTON AWARD | Free | International art Contest | Scotland

THE RSA MORTON AWARD | Free | International art Contest | Scotland

The Morton Award (£5,000) is for artists working in a lens-based media in Scotland. The award is funded by The Morton Charitable Trust and administered by the Royal Scottish Academy and consists of:

  • Monetary award to research, develop, and produce a new body of work in a lens-based medium
  • Exhibition of selected completed work at the Royal Scottish Academy in 2022.
  • Acquisition of work into the prestigious RSA Permanent Collections.

Important Dates

Prize :£5,000
Deadline :Sunday
27 June 2021


  • Artists must be working in a lens-based media (includes digital & analogue photography, film and video)
  • Artists must have been born in Scotland or have studied at a Scottish art school or have been resident in Scotland for at least 3 years.
  • Undergraduate or postgraduate students are not eligible.


  • Entry conditions and requirements must be strictly adhered to or applications may be rejected.
  • A shortlist of artists will be invited to present their project to the Panel of Adjudicators in August 2021 date TBC (this will be conducted remotely).
  • The decision of the adjudicators is final and no correspondence can be entered into.
  • The award should not be used as a capital grant.
  • The award winner will be announced by the end of September 2021.
  • Normally the award should be completed by May 2022, however, due to the developing situation of COVID-19 this is flexible by negotiation.
  • The winner will exhibit selected resulting work at the RSA the following year in consultation with the Academy. Further arrangements will be determined in consultation with the winner.
  • The Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right to accession one representative work or DVD from the artist into the RSA Permanent Collection.
  • The copyright of all works remain with the artist but it is a condition of entry that the Royal Scottish Academy reserves the right of reproduction of all submitted and resultant works for publicity/educational/reference purposes in connection with the award.
  • Personal information supplied by applicants on registration/application forms will be held securely by the Royal Scottish Academy in accordance with The EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

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