Epic Awards

The Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year.

The 2020 Epic Awards closed for applications on 14 June 2020. This year, a diversity of inspiring groups and projects were awarded at our first virtual ceremony on Thursday 22 October. Discover the stories of each winner. Read more in our press release.

Each year, shortlisted entries are put forward for the highly coveted People's Choice Award while winners and runners-up from each of the four main categories (England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales) are selected by our panel of judges.

The Epic Awards are an annual chance for your creative group or project to be recognised for the incredible work you've done over the past year. 

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Roscommon Solstice Choir - BBC Breakfast

2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show

Say It Aint Sew< Back to Shortlist

Run by a group of volunteer tutors, Say It Ain't Sew uses hand sewing as a tool to reduce social isolation and mental health issues.

They work with a wide range of people, including refugees, women who have experienced domestic abuse, adults with learning disabilities, young carers, elderly people who face isolation and young people with drug and alcohol problems.

Started in Glasgow in 2010, Say It Ain’t Sew has built thriving social hubs across Scotland for people who want to have fun and learn a new skill, with classes now also in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Stirling and Ellon.

All Say It Ain't Sew classes are free to attend, with all materials provided, which is made possible by the in-kind donation of spaces and materials, voluntary effort and money raised from the sale of sewing kits online.

The group’s ambition is to expand the network outside of Scotland to reach communities in other parts of the UK and the world where this work is needed.


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