Mary Pratt Crystal Award

The Society of Canadian Artists is proud to announce a major National Canadian Award in Art.


Bling' 2012 oil on canvas 16 x 24 in.

The Mary Pratt Crystal Award

The Annual Mary Pratt Crystal Award is organized and administered by The Society of Canadian Artists and is awarded on an alternating venue basis. The Award is open to all fine artists in Canada and in any category. It was first presented in 2014 at the Society of Canadian Artists Open National Juried Exhibition and Competition. It alternates annually between the Open National and the Elected Members Exhibition. The Award has been created in recognition of renowned Newfoundland and Labrador artist Mary Pratt.

Pratt is one of Canada’s most respected artists and has been an active member and Ambassador of the Canadian arts community for over 50 years. She has served on the Canada Council for the Arts and was named Companion of the Order of Canada in 1996. In 1997 she was awarded the prestigious Molson Prize.

The Award will be presented to an artist, for work which is of outstanding quality and which reveals a breath of emotion, skill of craftsmanship and maturity that the artists brings to their work.

A panel of three jurors will narrow the field of entries for this award from which Mary Pratt will select one finalist. The winner will receive a crystal bowl created by Nova Scotia Crystal and an additional cash award of a $1000.


Mary Pratt is an Honorary member of The Society of Canadian Artists.