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

Reach for Change< Back to Shortlist

Reach for Change saw six autistic young people who are passionate about raising autism awareness write, produce and perform a play that is truly making a difference.

Realising there was a nationwide lack of services and understanding of autism the young people wanted to deliver information and awareness in a new and innovative way. ‘In Our World: A Day on the Spectrum’ covers bullying, sensory issues, school, employment, criminal justice and more.

To present autistic experiences in a unique way, they invited local police officers, a deputy head teacher, staff from supermarkets and a hotel manager to all play themselves in the show to add to the realism of each scene. They also included audience participation, to demonstrate how other people’s action or inaction can have a large impact on an autistic individual.

The show has been staged in venues in Inverclyde and Glasgow, and in 2017 specially chosen themes were performed for the First Minister and the Cabinet. As they continue to perform their play, the young people hope they are able to inspire those with autism and their families and show that although there are struggles, they can still do great things.


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