History of the Dexter Jones Award The Dexter Jones Award of $5,000 is sponsored by the National Sculpture Society. 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.
Eligibility Each competitor must be an emerging sculptor, between the ages of 18 and 39. Applicants must be United States citizens or residents with a social security number.
Selection of Winners Elected members of the National Sculpture Society will jury the Dexter Jones Award based on images submitted.
Judging Criteria The award is given annually to the best sculpture in bas-relief form. Sculptors may submit up to three different bas-reliefs, two views of each bas-relief (six images total). The use of figurative or realist sculpture or sculpture that is inspired by nature, is of greatest interest.
Award Ceremony The winner will receive a letter of notification by mail. An image of the winning bas-relief will be published in National Sculpture Society's News Bulletin.
2001 Scott McNeill
2002 Gavin Gardner
2005 David Krevolin
2006 Damian Masanz
2008-2010 Ben Hammond
2011 Jedediah Morfit