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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The Spode Rose GardenThe Friends of Spode Rose Garden was set up in 2016 and comprises 10 core volunteers who worked together to involve the public in designing the new garden, this involved incorporating the most loved Spode China Patterns into the planting schemes. Since then, the group have programmed 4 events per year, centering around creative themes, with raku ceramics firings, and drawing events as well as celebrating gardening and the contribution to wellbeing that being in green spaces can make. In 2017 the Friends developed a section of the garden based on the Spode Blue Italian pattern, which won a Silver Guilt Medal at RHS Tatton. The Rose Garden is currently a well-loved space that many visitors use daily.


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