Judging the Koestler Awards
Our judges play a vital part in maintaining the impact and prestige of the Koestler Awards. By using their expertise to select award-winning artworks from over 8,000 entries, the judges help recognise and reward the skill, effort and ambition of people in the UK’s criminal justice system.
Entries are judged by over 100 experts from different fields. Judges have included Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, representatives from the Victoria & Albert Museum, the British Council, the National Theatre, the British Film Institute, Louise Galvin, Speech Debelle and Hot Chip.
We are very grateful to the judges who will be giving awards and feedback to 2018 Koestler Awards entrants, and the many more people who help compile shortlists and volunteer to give written feedback.