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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Uddingston Craft Bomb was born in 2016 when two local crafters decided to make people smile with outdoor visual art installations.

This was so well received that in 2017, the event grew much bigger. Local groups and individuals from nursery age children to the elderly, worked together to create craft work that was displayed in public spaces, community venues and local businesses in and around Uddingston during the Voluntary Arts Festival.  

In addition, an extensive week-long timetable of events was run to bring people together – encouraging people to re-use, recycle and upcycle throughout.

The Craft Bomb aimed to make people smile, brighten their day (either by participating in the making of it, enjoying the finished product or both) and through the social connection that was generated by the crafty events. They connected a care home looking for dementia twiddle-muffs and the knitters who made them, hosted a book folding workshop in the library and ran an art exhibition.

Uddingston Craft Bomb has created an appetite within the community for more, and 2018 plans are now well underway.


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