The PMSA’s Marsh Awards acknowledge and commend excellence, increase awareness and discussion of public sculpture and fountains, and 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.
Awards are presented for Sculpture, Fountains / Water features, and Conservation projects in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey.
SCULPTURE Abstract or figurative freestanding sculpture or relief, commemorative or otherwise, must be accessible to public view.
FOUNTAINS | WATER FEATURES Fountains and water features involving moving water must be accessible to public view.
CONSERVATION The award is made for the treatment, restoration or repair of an existing sculpture or fountain that is in the UK and accessible to the public.
The award is made to the artist or designer of new work or, in the case of conservation, the conservator. In cases where the artistic concept or design was the product of collaboration, where the client or craftsmen were involved, then the award may be shared. Similarly, the conservation award may be shared if it involved a multidisciplinary approach.
Works sited for a limited period may be considered if they will still be on public display one year after the awards ceremony.
JUDGING is undertaken by the Awards Committee; its decisions are final.
News about the launch date of the next round of PMSA Sculpture Awards and a general CALL FOR ENTRIES will be announced in Autumn 2019.
SPONSORS Category sponsors and awards partners are currently being sought. Please contact us if you’d like to be involved.
Martin Jennings, with PMSA patron HRH Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester and Sheffield City Council's Public Art Officer Andrew Skelton, after receiving the PMSA Marsh Award in 2017.