THE January 26 deadline is approaching for entrants to create the prizes given to winners of the Scottish Awards for New Music.

Created by New Music Scotland, a network of musicians, producers, funders and audience groups helping to facilitate and support innovation and experimentation in music, the 11 awards were created to champion the achievements of Scottish and Scotland-based composers, musicians, sound artists and ensembles.

Winners will be presented with the awards at a reception on March 7 at the Drygate in Glasgow and New Music Scotland is looking for someone who has completed full-time study in the past three years to design the actual pieces they will take home.

For the inaugural Awards last year, artist Elaine Henderson created ceramic bowls depicting sound waves from each of the winning pieces.

NMS say they are looking for “a simple, but stunning” design which captures the spirit of the award and is achievable within budget, facility and timescale limitations. For more information and to download the brief see