Monday, 6 December 2010

Saltire Prize Green Energy Award

Today Scotland's First Minister announced a £1,000 competition – sponsored by industry body Scottish Renewables and open to Art Students across Scotland – to design an Award medal.

Scotland’s marine energy Saltire Prize Green Energy Award will recognise outstanding contributions to the development of wave and tidal power. It will be presented at Scottish Renewables’ annual conference in March 2011.

My brother Joss works for Scottish Renewables as a Policy Manager and has been involved with launching the competition.

The Medal design competition is open to undergraduate students in further education colleges and universities across Scotland studying in the areas of silversmithing and jewellery, three dimensional design and other craft-based design and fine art programmes.

Entry is free. Entry packs and full details of terms and conditions can be obtained by emailing

I look forward to seeing the winning design, which will be chosen by a judging panel of: (chair) Seona Reid, Director of Glasgow School of Art; Alasdair Gray, writer & artist; Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland; Barclay Price, Director, Arts and Business Scotland; Caroline Parkinson, Director, Creative Scotland; Moira Jeffrey, art critic; Niall Stuart, Chief Executive, Scottish Renewables; Rachel Henderson artist and writer; Leah Black, Independent Jewellery Expert and Neil Kermode, Managing Director, European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC).

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