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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Bluebell Community Development Project - Big Breakfast

The Bluebell Community Development Project (CDP), a Dublin-based non-profit organisation, has a strong commitment to driving social change against poverty and exclusion through a range of engaging initiatives with and for the local community. Fridays are special days when the ‘Big’ breakfast brings people together to enjoy affordable food and performing arts. Starting as an intervention for older men living on society’s margins, this initiative grew into a space where breakfast was shared by many amidst conversation, song, laughter and love. The guitar lessons for disabled women and men, quickly became a performing space that nurtured both an individual and collective exuberance witnessed through joyous participation in song, dance, holding hands and excited anticipation of every performance. With financial support from Dublin Neighbourhood Programme, CPD went on to create a music dialogue and a song piece which led to a unique opportunity for the participants - performing on the stage of the National Concert Hall with the full National Symphony Orchestra in September 2019. 

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