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The left side of the artwork is made up of woven paper strips of various colours. The right side has a dark pink pattern on a pale pink background

Eleven graduates of ECA are among the award winners at this year's Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) New Contemporaries exhibition. 

The ECA winners include Charlene Scott and Ammna Sheikh, who each win four awards - Charlene receiving the prestigious Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award.

I was delighted to see so many ECA students represented at the New Contemporaries exhibition, with an extraordinary amount of important awards, including cash prizes, travel and residencies. I'd like to congratulate the students, their work looks fantastic at the RSA and I look forward to seeing their careers develop and flourish.

Juan Cruz

ECA Principal

The exhibition runs until 24 April at the Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh.

The ECA graduate award winners are:

External Awards

The Glenfiddich Artist in Residence Award

£5,000 for three-month residency including studio space, accommodation and a material allowance of up to £10,000. Exhibition opportunity at Glenfiddich with a work accessioned to the Glenfiddich Collection.

Charlene Scott

Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation Award

£1,500 for a painter, draughtsperson or sculptor

Charlene Scott 

Edinburgh Printmakers Residency Award

30 sessions (the equivalent of 1-month free studio use), 1 year membership, a printmaking course, accommodation in our artists apartment and £100 materials budget

Ammna Sheikh

Glasgow Print Studio Publication Award

The opportunity to work 1:1 with a GPS Master Printer to publish an editioned work.

Charlene Scott

Ammna Sheikh

NHS Lothian Charity Tonic Arts Award

Purchase prize for an artwork/works suitable for an NHS Lothian hospital setting.

Tegan Chaffer

Charlene Scott

Ammna Sheikh

Internal Awards

RSA Sir William Gillies Bequest Award

£2,000, split £1000 each (with Sara Pakdal-Cherry of Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design)

Tracey Exton-McShane

RSA Patrons Award


Ammna Sheikh

RSA Friends Award

£1,000, split £500 each

Tim Milner

Harrison Armstrong

RSA Architecture Prize


Tom Carney & Stuart Gomes

RSA Carnegie Scholarship

£200 for painting

Remi Jabłecki

RSA Landscape Award

£150 for a drawing, oil or watercolour

Berti McColl

RSA Chalmers Bursary


Natasha Buchiet