Marŝarto Awards

The Marŝarto Awards recognise exceptional walking art created in the previous year. 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 12 months, after the end of the previous year’s October, and submitted to the walk · listen · create website, is eligible.
Soundwalks 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, an 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.

Who are the members of the juries? Check them out.

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

Check out our archives, where you will find a ‘Submit’ button, or head over to the submission formstraight away.

You will need to register and log in to submit.