The Museum of Avant-garde

About The Awards

The MA-g Awards represent a special recognition of today’s creativity in the field of graphic design, photography and illustration. To make this happen, every year the Museum of Avant-garde invites three acclaimed and multi-awarded artists, who have been pioneers in their respective fields and promoters of their art in the world. These artists partner up with The Museum as exclusive Judges in their discipline - so that every year the awards take on the name of the Judge collaborating on that edition. As the Judges change for each edition, their Awards are truly a ‘one in a lifetime’ opportunity for participants to be judged by these living legends.

Furthermore, the winning artworks and the shortlisted artworks will become part of the contemporary collection of the Museum and will be displayed online and in the Museum future exhibitions. In 2021 the Museum of Avant-garde launched its first ever programme of awards with the invaluable support and contribution from William Klein, Tom Geismar and Seymour Chwast. In The following years the Museum of Avant-garde was delighted to extend his partnership to six remarkable judges: Duane Michals and Nobuyoshi Araki for photography, Henry Steiner and Fritz Gottschalk for graphic design, and Gerald Scarfe and Maciej Hibner for illustration. This year the MA-g is honoured to introduce three extraordinary judges and to launch a set of multi-category awards:

The 2024 Graciela Iturbide MA-g Awards for photography
The 2024 Ed Fella MA-g Awards for illustration
The 2024 Sheila L. de Bretteville MA-g Awards for graphic design

Detailed information about the categories, entry requirements and regulation are available in the entry pack. Entries are open between 31st March and 31st May 2024. Please sign up to receive updates on the MA-g Awards and the MA-g contemporary collection.

Former judges

Duane Michals

Fritz Gottschalk

Gerald Scarfe

Henry Steiner

Maciej Hibner

Nobuyoshi Araki

Seymour Chwast

Tom Geismar

William Klein