We are very excited to announce that the first round of judging for the Spectrum Art Award 2022 took place in London on Wednesday 11 May.

Once the judges have made their final decisions as to who goes through to the next round, we will inform all the entrants of the results. We have received a record number of submissions, so this may take a few more days of deliberation.

We hope that the second and final round of judging will take place in late summer or early autumn.

Watch this space!

The Spectrum Art Award Team


  • Janice Hughes
  • Sharif Persuad
  • Joseph Coyle
  • Harry Moorcroft - Miss Sugar
  • Elise Broadway - Boy

"I feel deeply honoured to be selected as a finalist for the Spectrum Art Award, I believe that the prize has and will continue to inspire future paths of my work, whilst also validating the complex and uniquely individual experiences of neuro-diverse artists." Elise Broadway 

"The Spectrum Art Award has given me invaluable support for my work. I am grateful to be part of a space that celebrates the connection between art and autism." Janice Hughes

"The school reflection film, being rewarded a gold distinction and being one of the lucky winners of the spectrum a price, it’s reassured me of all the time I spent studying and learning, about film and media throughout my youth, has paid off." Harry Moorcroft

"It is a great privilege to be selected as a finalist for the Spectrum Award, my passion for my artwork is driven by a yearning to share something of myself with others, a way of reaching beyond the confines of isolation and anxiety." Joseph Coyle

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