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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The Coast Lines project involved a community sharing their appreciation of each other and their love of the coastline.

The project aimed “to encourage the community to see the beauty in all which surrounds us, teaching and sharing the skill of drawing as a method for looking thoroughly and then to share our drawings so that our lines may inspire others”. Over the course of the project, 2,500+ drawings were created by over 1,500 local residents and visitors, all drawn in situ, celebrating the unique and the familiar, the dramatic and the mundane.

Prior to the concluding exhibition, workshops were delivered by the lead artist to encourage widespread engagement, and involved drawing on the beach, coastal path, local businesses, schools and residential homes.

Communal sketchbooks were available enabling every participant to see the drawings to date. The sketchbooks acted as bridges between the community, providing links, unity and ultimately drawing people together.

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