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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Keynsham Snap & StrollKeynsham Snap & Stroll began life as a project initiated by Creativity Works and Bath College in 2018, but has grown to become a peer-led creative group supporting more than 130 local people through creative photography. The group collaborate to set themes that can be undertaken at home or out and about, so that they are inclusive and accessible.

In 2019 the group were invited by Keynsham Town Council to create artwork for the local railway station, and later in the year were asked to display their work in a local café and at the Guildhall in Bath. Having stepped up to take ownership of the group after the initial project, several of the volunteers have grown in the roles. One member has gained the confidence and self-esteem to return to education and train as a teaching assistant.

The group is now strong and supportive, and this has helped people to be active and valued members of their community and offered personal progression opportunities while the creative expression has had a hugely positive impact on their individual wellbeing.


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