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

Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance< Back to Shortlist

The Love is Louder project worked with people from all across the borough and engaged with over 75 different organisations to challenge intolerance and division through creativity. The project by Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance initially used arts as a vehicle for engagement to create influential pieces that could be used as educational tools. The work focused on people with protected characteristic including race, faith, disability and LGBT communities.

The ‘artbomb’ concept saw thousands of handmade textile pieces made by hudnreds of people brought together to form installations in the town centre, bringing together all sorts of groups within the community to create colour and positivity. A huge crowd of over 90 people were involved in spraying hoardings to create a community art piece.

The Festival of Angels project again involved hundreds of people creating their interpretations of angels, which were displayed throughout the borough for the winter period as means of creativity, innovation and positivity to the area.

“Rotherham has been hit by negative press and high numbers of far right marches which has seen a large disconnect in communities and high incidents of hate.  We wanted to challenge this creatively and develop something that everyone could be involved in and bring some positivity back to the town.”

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