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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Gwyl y FerchGŵyl y Ferch (Festival of Women) is a grassroots, volunteer-run social venture based in North Wales, founded by two women in 2019. The objectives are to provide a stage for the incredible creative women of North Wales, improve accessibility to the arts through free and affordable events, and to fundraise and partner with local charities helping women and girls. 

The group’s fundraising events are centred around an open exhibition of visual arts, and corresponding programme of music, literature and education. Since their launch on International Women’s Day, March 2019, they have hosted 3 festivals in Gwynedd and Anglesey, each turning a profit which was donated to the charity partners, including Gorwel: the Anglesey Domestic Abuse Service and Bangor Women’s Aid. 

Gŵyl y Ferch was founded on the philosophy that art has a place in society, and can be used as a catalyst for social change. The group is passionate about being an inclusive movement, working in the community to improve accessibility to the arts through charity workshops, fundraisers and free or affordable events.


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