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

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Avant CymruAvant Cymru is a hip hop theatre company, based in the South Wales Valleys, developed in a response to a lack of learning provision in the area. 

The company has provided new learning opportunities for young people in Wales, and has brokered new venues for training and performance throughout their community. Many hip-hop artists across Wales were working in isolation: creating, training, teaching on their own, without any joint platforms, training opportunities or joined up thinking. 

Bringing a diverse range of local and international partners together, the project has organised performances and young people have volunteered at other dance festivals and events, to challenge misconceptions about hip-hop and breakdance, with the aim of starting a bigger conversation about what the artform could achieve both in Wales and beyond. 


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