Dexter Jones Award

The Dexter Jones Award of $5,000 


The jury will determine the recipient based on an outstanding work of sculpture in bas-relief.

The use of figurative or realist sculpture or sculpture that is inspired by nature, is of greatest interest.

The next award will be presented in summer 2023.


Applicants must have been born between 1983 – 2004.

Applicants must be citizens of or residents in the United States with a social security number.

DEADLINE: Monday, November 21, 2022


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  • Sculptors may submit images of 6 to 12 different works (up to 2 views each – maximum of 24 images total).
    Entries must include an image of at least one work in bas-relief.
  • Sculptors should include a brief resume

NSS welcomes applications from all sculptors regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, socioeconomic status, education or disability.

Named in honor of Dexter Jones (1926-1986), a Fellow of NSS, the award was first presented in 2001. In addition to being an accomplished sculptor of portraits and works in the round, Jones created several outstanding bas-reliefs in his lifetime.