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

The Exchange Creative Community

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The Exchange Creative Community came together to take action against the bad reputation and negative news stories about the area and provide inspiration to others. Taking over a former shop unit in the West End, residents and community members set a new tone for the area.

Proving that more can be achieved when people work together, they soon expanded to four units and are still finding themselves packed to capacity. The group have used creativity and the arts as a means to connect with others and have embedded the five ways to wellbeing in all that they do.

An entirely volunteer-led project, The Exchange is open Monday to Friday 10am-5pm and once a month on ‘Second Saturdays’; a programme of free workshops and exhibitions developed by the community for the community. With a new studio and partnerships in development the project continues to grow and benefit the community.

“The Exchange has become a catalyst for ideas, helping people to look at the world around them and in particular Morecambe in a different light. Challenging perceptions through positive action.”

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