The call for nominations is now closed. Please visit later in the year to see the short listed works.
Nominations and submissions for the 2016 Marsh Awards are invited from artists, designers, conservators, architects, sponsors, members of the public and potential clients for new work and conservation projects.
The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture is offered for a sculpture installed in a public place within the last 2 years.
The Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Fountains is offered for a fountain installed in a public place within the last 5 years.
The Marsh Award for Excellence in Conservation of a Public Sculpture or Fountain is offered for the conservation or repair of an existing work in a public place within the last 2 years.
Each award may be won outright or shared. The awards are presented at a ceremony in London in November. They seek to acknowledge and commend excellence, to increase awareness and discussion of public sculpture and fountains and to celebrate new work that demonstrates originality, aesthetic quality and sensitivity to its site. The conservation award commends craft and professional skills, reflecting a core activity of the PMSA and an essential aspect of guardianship.
The annual awards are sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust and administered by the PMSA. The awards are presented for excellence in contemporary work, and also for distinction in conservation of historical works. This encapsulates the PMSA's inclusive approach to public sculpture and fountains: as features in the urban and rural landscape, the association considers historical and contemporary sculptures and fountains to be equal in value.
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