Sustainability First Art Prize
Sustainability First Art Prize 2020

We invited artists to respond to the question:

“How do we build from the current corona crisis toward a more sustainable future?”

The 2020 Sustainability First Art Prize was open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18 years. The winning artist received a prize of £1000 with £300 for second prize and £200 for third prize.


We brought together a high profile panel of judges spanning visual arts and sustainability including:

Jeremy Till – Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts
Kate Bryan – Head of Collections, Soho House and Arts Broadcaster
Tabish Khan – Art Critic, the Londonist and Regulatory Manager, British Gas
Geraldine Cox – Artist in Residence at Imperial College London
Sam Gare – Artist and Co-Founder, the Wilderness Art Collective
Jo de Montgros – Founder, Destination0 and Partner, Everoze
Phil Barton – Chair, Sustainability First

The judging criteria included: relevance to the theme; creativity and originality; and overall impression / quality of the artwork. The competition rules are available here for reference.

The judges selected 19 shortlisted artworks for the Sustainability First Art Prize.