Competition | 28-02-2024

Calling 2024 graduates for Glass Prize

Students graduating from a UK or Irish glass course in 2024 have the opportunity to apply for the Contemporary Glass Society (CGS) and Glass Sellers’ Glass Prize and inclusion in the annual New Graduate Review magazine.

As students emerge from their education, CGS and the Glass Sellers aim to support graduates at the beginning of their journey on a long career in glass making. The New Graduate Review is distributed widely and offers graduates the chance to promote their work to a worldwide audience. Many previous winners have gone on to establish themselves as professional makers.

There will be a Winner, Second Prize plus two Runners-up prizes, along with several Commendations.  All will appear in the Glass Sellers’/CGS New Graduate Review.


First prize
£500 cash
£200 vouchers from Creative Glass UK
A promotional package, including cover and feature in the New Graduate Review
Two years’ CGS membership
A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine
Alan J Poole will provide a selection of glass-related books

Second Prize
£150 cash
£100 voucher from Warm Glass
A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine
One year’s CGS membership

Runners Up
Two Runners-up will each receive:
£50 voucher from Pearsons Glass
A year’s subscription to Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture magazine.
One year’s CGS Membership

Students should note that application forms will be available from 3 June 2024 via CuratorSpace. The live link will be announced in due course.

Entry deadline: Monday 15 July 2024 at 5pm.

The New Graduate Review is a 16-page print publication that will be circulated extensively to all colleges, museums, CGS members, as well as being distributed with Neues Glas – New Glass: Art & Architecture(circulated worldwide). It is a wonderful opportunity for graduates to have their work seen across the world.

There will also be an online exhibition on the CGS website.  This will show all work featured in the New Graduate Review.

Criteria for Selection

You must be graduating from a British or Irish accredited course in 2024.
Work must consist of at least 50% glass.
The work will be judged for quality and concept.

A panel of experts will select the prizes winners.

Winning entries will be announced by 15 August 2024, together with Commended graduates, who will all feature in the New Graduate Review, which will be published in November 2024.

CGS is grateful to all the sponsors, without whom this opportunity would not be possible: Professor Michael Barnes MD FRCP, The Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers of London Charity Fund, Creative Glass UK, Warm Glass, Pearsons Glass, Neues Glas and Alan J Poole.

Image: Work by 2023 Graduate Prize Winner, Beth Colledge.

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