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2023 Koestler Awards Judging Roundup

As the summer of 2023 Koestler Awards judging has drawn to a close, here’s a look back at some of its highlights.


Computer Generated Music

A party vibe descended on Koestler House this week, as Computer Generated Music judges, Hot Chip, played the music entries through our mini boom box speakers.


Themed Category: Connections

As a judge for our themed category this year, Reggie had the opportunity to bring together many of his interests, as he considered the various creative responses to the category’s theme of ‘Connections’.



This year our Performance category was judged by award winning comedian, actor, writer and improviser, Cariad Lloyd.



Robert is a dedicated Koestler volunteer and former auctioneer and valuer at Sotheby’s. This year he visited Eleanor Southwood at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), to help her in the judging of our Braille category.


Radio Play

For this small yet intriguing group of works, we were joined by writer and actor, well known for her portrayal of Lily Pargetter on the The Archers, Katie Redford.