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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GROWFest19GROWFest, was a two day festival to celebrate the heritage of Newcastle-under-Lyme (an ancient market town in North Staffordshire) by bringing traditional skills to the community in new and exciting ways whilst also celebrating sustainability and biodiversity.

On day one of the festival, ten local schools took part in a carousel of activities with local artists. At the end of the sessions the children went home with goody bags full of artwork they had made, wildflower seeds to sow and a new found knowledge of where they live. Day two was the community day, where local community groups, activists and educators demonstrated their skills and invited community participation.

The festival, which was funded by Awards for All, attracted over 800 visitors. Activities included: local pottery groups where people were able to ‘play with clay;’ food tasting by the food network’; seed sowing with the allotment association and a community group dedicated to waste reduction made hats out of recycled materials. 


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