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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An open art group in Prestatyn, Aimee's Friday Art Group supports people to improve their sense of wellbeing and engage with others; and which, due to its success, is receiving referrals from the Local Health Board as part of social prescribing.

Aimee’s Friday Art Group has been running for three years at Prestatyn's Old Library. It is a two-hour session delivered every Friday morning throughout the year. The aim is to bring people together, share ideas, techniques, socialise, make art/crafts, have fun and enhance lives through art. Recent sessions have included experimenting with a variety of media including encaustic art, charcoal art, ceramics, illustration, and crafting. 

The group is open to anyone regardless of artistic ability or experience. Many of the participants have found more formal art sessions elsewhere to be uninviting or costly. Many have commented they feel much freer to express themselves here than they would elsewhere. Since 2017 the group has been receiving referrals from the local GPs and Occupational Therapists. 

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