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

People Make Christmas< Back to Shortlist

Based in Glasgow, People Make Christmas was created in recognition of the fact that Christmas can be a challenging time and not everyone has somewhere to go and enjoy the day.

A series of creative events were run throughout December, to contribute to the Christmas Day event – including making a patchwork tablecloth for the meal; building a Christmas tree and decorations; cracker and card-making, during which people could write a Christmas Card to a stranger wishing them well.

Storytelling and singing workshops, and a Christmas Eve concert provided social opportunities for people to meet.

On the day itself, students far from home, the elderly, middle-aged people recently divorced, the homeless, tourists and single mothers with small children who would otherwise have spent Christmas Day alone, all came together for a great day.

They hope to continue and grow the event next year.


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