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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Jestaminute Community TheatreJestaminute Community Theatre, a CIC based in Redditch, Worcestershire, have been shortlisted for work with Redditch East Aspiring Communities CIC (REACH), for the community pantomime 'The Needlewitch is Coming' - bringing together local heritage (needle making) with story elements from Little Red Riding Hood and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

The production was developed with 5 – 75 year olds from the local area (ensuring all members of the family could be part), brought together through a REACH open day demonstrating elements of scripting, performing and staging as well as production management. Facilitated workshops and professional mentoring helped the community to develop the production from script to stage, with the local volunteers from Men in Sheds helping community members build scenery and props, another teaching the cast some BSL and two public performances held at local school Ipsley RSA Academy, with pupils doing light and sound for final rehearsals and the performances. 


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