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

Irish Video Game Orchestra< Back to Shortlist

The Irish Video Game Orchestra (IVGO) is a collective of amateur musicians made up of young adults living and working in the greater Belfast area.

The orchestra, which started as a one-time project for ‘Qcon’, the gaming and anime convention held annually at Queens university Belfast, has continued for 3 years due to the popular demand of the musicians involved and the returning audiences.

What is really amazing about our orchestra is that we select, arrange and rehearse all of our music ourselves. Our repertoire is mainly music from pop culture sources (video games, tv shows and anime) which brings in enthusiastic young audiences to the ‘classical music’ venues.


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