The Marŝarto Awards recognise exceptional walking art. The Awards culminate in October, coinciding with Walktober, the global call to promote walking as a creative experience. Winners walk away with a cash prize of up to 1000 euros.
Any walking piece created during the previous or current year, and submitted to the walk · listen · create website, is eligible. So, for the Marŝarto Awards 2024, work created in 2023 and 2024 is eligible.
Sound walks are not eligible. For these fine works, we host the Sound Walk September Awards.
Work can include a variety of formats, approaches, and subjects, from a wide range of creative disciplines, including arts, heritage and history, health and wellbeing, social practices, journalism, performance, literature and theatre, ecology, tourism, and more.
The selection process
From the body of submitted work, the Online Jury abstracts a short-list of walking pieces, which is announced soon after the end of October. From this shortlist, the Grand Jury chooses the winners of the Marŝarto Awards, based on a collaboratively defined set of criteria.
From 2024 onwards, the general public, you, also play a role in the selection process; the submission with the largest number of hearts (likes), which is not already selected by the Online Jury for inclusion in the shortlist, is also included in the shortlist. So, vote for your favourite walking piece to make sure they make it to the shortlist.
What do winners get?
Walking art that make it to the shortlist gets bragging rights. Winners and honourable mentions receive a physical award. In addition, winners receive a cash prize of 250 euros, honourable mentions receive a cash prize of 100 euros.
We facilitate a membership program, which operates like a crowdfunding campaign. When we reach certain thresholds in support, the cash prize for winners can grow to 1000 euros, with the cash prize for honourable mentions can grow to 400 euros.
Check out our membership program today.
How to submit
Declaration on submission
Entrants declare that the work submitted is their own and that its rights have not been transferred to third parties. Entrants assume all liability for any claim or demand by third parties, administrative, judicial or of other nature, concerning intellectual property or rights of the submitted work. Submission implies that entrants hold all necessary rights to perform and publish the entered work, and are authorized to grant and does grant said rights to walk · listen · create, for exhibition and publication by walk · listen · create.
Entrants grant the publications of the submitted images, in online or print form. This rights assignment will not imply, for the entrant, in any form whatsoever, loss of copyright of the submitted work.