Epic AwardsThe Epic Awards shine a spotlight on the achievements of voluntary arts groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland each year. The shortlist for #EpicAwards2018 has now been revealed! Find ot more about all of the projects on the shortlist and remember to cast your vote in the People's Choice Award. 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. Representatives of each of the winning projects (and national runners-up) will be invited to join us in Dublin in May to celebrate the #EpicAwards2018! This year's ceremony will take place in Richmond Barracks in Dublin on Thursday 3 May 2018. Our 2017 winners' reception took place in March at the incredible Sage Gateshead as part of BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival. See who the winners were at last year's event. Follow Voluntary Arts on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with news about this year's Epic Awards. People's Choice Award winners Roscommon Solstice Choir celebrating their win on BBC One's Breakfast show About Shortlist People's Choice 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!