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. We have now announced a shortlist of inspiring groups and projects for this year. Take a look and don't forget to vote for your personal favourite. 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. Last year, winners and runners-up were announced at a reception in Edinburgh's beautiful Central Hall on 3 October 2019. Find out about all the winners from the incredible 2019 ceremony. 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. Follow Voluntary Arts on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with news about this year's Epic Awards. 2017 People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show About Shortlist Epic Awards 2019 winners Back to Home Your Creativity Epic Awards Derry Halloween < Back to Shortlist Derry Halloween Carnival Celebrations are renowned worldwide. Created by the people of the City over 30 years ago, the festival continues to enjoy mass support from local people, arts, cultural, business and tourism initiatives from across the district. The home-grown festival includes the annual Halloween Carnival Parade delivered by a number community arts groups who also lead an extensive carnival arts skills development and creation programme. The Carnival Parade is led by the community involvement and brings together 600 cross community participants from 30 different theatre, dance, music, schools, colleges and community groups for the Carnival Parade. The Halloween Carnival Parade has grown year on year bringing 30,000 people onto the street to witness the parade attracting audiences from all community backgrounds and encouraging creative community expression combined with high quality production values to create a spectacle which has wide audience appeal. As the Parade has grown so has the ways of delivering the parade. Community groups have focused on upskilling local artist and volunteers so that large props, inflatables and pageant pieces can be created locally. People's Choice Award Vote for this group!