Behind the Scenes

with the 2020 Koestler Awards judges

Each year, our Koestler Awards judging team selects award-winning artwork from thousands of entries created by artists in criminal justice settings.

This year, despite the ongoing challenges faced by people in the criminal justice system and beyond, we received over 6,500 pieces of artwork, which will be judged by our team of experts throughout September and October.

We spoke to this year’s dedicated team of judges about the 2020 Koestler Awards entries, including what stood out to them, why creativity is so important for people in criminal justice settings, and their advice to entrants.

Choose from the categories below to hear from our judges and find out more about judging the Koestler Awards.