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 event will be held in 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 Ceremony 2018 Winners Back to Home Your Creativity Epic Awards Ferns Community Adult Group < Back to Shortlist Ferns Community Adult Group is based in County Wexford, Ireland and made up of 15 women from the area ranging from 35 to 81 years old. The group came together to create an artwork to enhance their local community - "Rooted in the community.” Themes were selected that reflected the nature and spiritual environment the artwork was sited in. In order to fund the project the women designed 55 symbols in the artwork a healing tree. They sold the designs to friends, family, local traders and villagers in memory of loved ones or for anniversaries and gifts. The money raised by the sales funded the materials for the mosaic wall artwork. As complete amateurs the group learnt about mosaic and created an artwork that the whole village felt part of. The installation involved husbands, brothers, uncles, children and local tradesmen who gave voluntarily to see the art in place. People's Choice Award Vote for this group!