Epic AwardsThe Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of creative groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year. The 2019 Epic Awards are open for applications from 1 April until 31 May 2019. Shortlisted entries will be 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) will be invited to the winners reception in Edinburgh on 3 October 2019. 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. This year's ceremony will be held in the beautiful Central Hall, Edinburgh on Thursday 3 October 2019. Follow Voluntary Arts on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with news about this year's Epic Awards. See all the 2018 winners and runners-up here. 2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show About Shortlist People's Choice Voting Ceremony Back to Home Your Creativity Epic Awards Epic Awards Ceremony 6:30pm – 10pm, Thursday 3 October 2019 Central Hall, Edinburgh Join Voluntary Arts for a celebration of community-led creative activity across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Discover live performances from music and dance groups, enjoy drinks, canapés and a welcome from the Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Fiona Hyslop MSP. The evening will be hosted by BBC Radio Scotland's Janice Forsyth. Book a table for eight guests and treat them to a showcase of Scottish hospitality and an opportunity to network with artists, community groups and policymakers from across Europe. Bring stories of your own place and people close to home to our celebration in central Edinburgh. The Epic Awards recognise engagement, innovation, partnership and creativity in voluntary arts groups in Scotland, England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. Bespoke, locally crafted awards will be presented to national winners, runners-up, the People's Choice Award, the Peer Award for Excellence and the Celebrating Diversity Award. Voluntary Arts is the national strategic development agency for participation in creative, cultural activity. We support the people that set up and run voluntary arts groups across the UK and Ireland. The ceremony celebration is also the culmination of an international exchange with older artists across Europe in partnership with the Amateo network. Thanks to our headline sponsors the Open University Scotland, Creative Scotland and support from Tickets For Good. Book your tickets for the ceremony here! Contact [email protected] if you have any questions or issues.