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

Blast Furness Community Street Band< Back to Shortlist

Active since 1997, the Blast Furness Community Street Band include members ranging in age from their mid 20s to late 70s. Regardless of their age, all the band members contribute to energetic performances in parades and at any of Ulverston’s eight major annual festivals. The group committed to 19 bookings during 2017 including unpaid support for local causes such as Walney Youth Centre, Sandside Special School, Barnardo’s Children’s Centre.

Regular weekend masterclasses with expert musicians help the band to develop their skills and expand their repertoire for upcoming performances. As well as contributing to local community spirit, the band is an important social outlet for the close-knit group. Band members say they feel connected and useful to the town and district.

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