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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Magpie DanceMagpie Dance’s “Hidden Impact” project revealed the untold stories of the contributions made by people with learning disabilities during World War I. Through a series of workshops and partnerships with other organisations, the participants were able to reconnect with stories from the past and retell these through dance performances. The project made use of innovative virtual and augmented reality technology to make the global heritage of WW1 more accessible to the dancers and audiences with learning disabilities. They created a physical and digital project exhibition and performed in venues across London and the South East - including at the Royal Opera House! This project, led by people with learning disabilities, aimed to increase the appreciation of the contribution people like them made at an important time in history. The project’s digital legacy aims to ensure that neither the contributions of the WWI generation nor the “Hidden Impact” team are forgotten.

“I could see all the emotions and crying going on (in the audience). My dance built all their tears. I felt my grandad was there – I felt a presence.” - Hidden Impact participant


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