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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The Festival of Angels engaged with thousands of people across Rotherham inviting them to share their interpretation of the theme of angels. More than 30 voluntary community groups got involved in an exhibition at the Minster and this saw over 50 angels created which then went on show across the borough.

Although not a faith based project, the Festival of Angels explored the commonalities between faiths and worked hard to encourage a break from the norm and explored themes including gender identity and encouraged difficult conversation. The festival, which started in October 2017 and is ongoing, has had an increase in engagement from BAME communities with many exploring wide interpretations of Islamic art.

The project is led by the communities of Rotherham and coordinated by the Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance with the aim of bringing people together and building common understanding and shared purpose.


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