2021 Koestler Awards

2021 Awards results announcement: 25 October 2021

The deadline for the 2021 Koestler Awards for the arts in criminal justice settings has now passed. Thank you to everyone who entered art, music and writing into our 52 award categories, including this year’s Themed Category, Together.

Despite the continued lockdown restrictions, we were delighted to receive almost 6,500 entries to the 2021 Awards. Congratulations to all the artists and to the staff who support them.

Judging is currently underway for the 2021 Koestler Awards. Results will be announced on 25 October 2021.

The 2021 UK exhibition will be back in its usual gallery in the autumn at Southbank Centre in London. Curated by Camille Walala and her sister, curator Sarah Ihler-Meyer. The I and the We will showcase around 200 powerful artworks selected from over 6,400 entries to the 2021 Koestler Awards. Find out more about our Events and Exhibitions programme.