NSS Programs & Awards

Get involved in the artistic community by applying for one of the opportunities available to you, as an artist, below.

The majority of the National Sculpture Society’s prizes are given at its Annual Awards Exhibition, which has a Jury of Selection and a separate Jury of Awards.

  •     Gold Medal / Charlotte Geffken Prize of $4,000
  •     Silver Medal / Maurice B. Hexter Prize of $3,000
  •     Bronze Medal / John Cavanaugh Memorial Prize of $2,000
  •     Marcel Jovine President’s Prize $1,000
  •     Fred and Cheryl Newby Patrons Award $1,000
  •     Susan and Robert Polack Prize $1,000
  •     The Anna Hyatt Huntington Award $1,000
  •     The Marilyn Newmark Memorial Award $1,000
  •     Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize $1,000
  •     Montana Memorial Prize $750
  •     The Agop Agopoff Memorial Prize $500
  •     Jane B. Armstrong Memorial Award $400
  •     The Margaret Hexter Prize $300
  •     The Edith H. and Richman Proskauer Prize $300
  •     The Beverly Hoyt Robertson Memorial Award $200

Sculptors whose work has been included in at least one juried Annual Awards Exhibition sponsored by the NSS shall automatically be recommended to the voting membership for election to Sculptor Member. The NSS Membership Committee will review all other applications for Elected Sculptor membership. Applications recommended by the committee will be voted on by the entire voting membership. All sculptors must submit the submission materials to be considered for Elected Sculptor Membership.

Deadline: March 2020

To Submit:

Applications can be shared with competition@nationalsculpture.org through file sharing programs such as DropboxGoogle DocssendthisfileHightail, etc…  Be sure to state ‘Elected Membership’ in the subject line or body of the email.

Submission Materials:

Images of up to 15 works of sculpture (up to 2 views each – 30 images total). Images should be in JPEG (.jpg) format and the longest side of the image should be approximately 2000 pixels long.  Resolution of 72 dpi or higher.

A list stating the title, medium and dimensions of the sculpture submitted. This can be in the form of a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.

A biography or resume in a Word (.doc) or PDF (.pdf) document.


All Associate membership benefits, plus the opportunity to serve on various committees within the NSS, voting rights in the NSS and placement of your images and biographical information in our archives.

Dues: $250 per year

NSS programs are open to individuals of all races, ethnic origins, colors, genders and religions.

not accepting applications at this time