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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Art4SpaceArt4Space and the residents of Roupell Park Estate in Brixton, South London, worked together over a year to transform the Community Centre at the heart of the estate through mosaic. Working with local youth groups, activity groups and other networks, more than 200 residents and 100 volunteers were involved in making an 11 metre mosaic and ceramic mural for the exterior walls. The final piece was designed from local children’s drawings and involved more than 20,000 mosaic pieces - and required 14 whole kiln firings for ceramics! The project was supported by funding from Veolia, CEF Lyncx and volunteers from Burberry and Beacon design company. The workshops, design and completion of the mural brought together residents and volunteers and helped to build relationships, pride and skills, with some participants moving on to new employment opportunities through the project. Most of all it placed the creative contributions of the residents at the centre of their estate. 

“This has been an amazing experience watching the transformation, I am proud to live here now”. - Project participant and resident of Roupell Park Estate

 

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