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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Deep Down Arts and WellbeingDeep Down was founded in 2017 by a group of artists in Bangor with lived mental health experience. After open consultations across the county community and with a mental health charity, Deep Down set up three Safe Space creative groups in 2018. These groups convene in a local bar where staff are trained in Action Mental Health’s Safe Talk. The groups have flourished, and members with mental illnesses are regularly creating in poetry, comedy and song. As well as taking part in two festivals, the group has also supported the growth of the Comedy Sketch Club for people with lived mental health experience.


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