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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Comrie Cinema ClubBefore the residents of Comrie came together to form a club, locals faced a 52-mile round trip to access their nearest cinema. But, with the aid of grants from the Lottery and various trusts, Comrie Cinema Club was born, bringing much-needed entertainment to this rural Perthshire village.

Cinema equipment was bought, and volunteers learned how to fundraise, procure film licences, operate equipment and publicise their events. The club shows around 20 films per year, runs a successful film festival every two years, and also brings in speakers and hosts debates.

“Our volunteers cover a wide age range and we are all connected by our mutual love of the arts and film, our desire to make things happen in our local community and our willingness to lend our skills and expand them,” says volunteer Christine Grace. “The film festivals have provided an opportunity for all the volunteers to use and expand their knowledge of cinema, programming, organising, publicising and networking. 

“We believe that quality local cinema contributes to the enhancement of living in rural Scotland, it brings people together, provokes discussions and enriches the culture of the village.”


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