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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#WeMadeThis#WeMadeThis is a Hull-based community group founded in June 2017. Working as a diverse collective specialising in large-scale craft projects, the team of volunteers have organised three main projects each year that include monthly maker days and shared community materials. The projects include groups and participants of all age, ability and background from across the community and culminate in large scale public installations. In 2018, these included:

Easter Treats (24 March – 8 April) – 24 trees in 18 locations across the city
Hull Spirit: Iconic People & Places (9 – 28 September, Hull Minster): around 50 makes representing well-known Hull people
Christmas Trees Revisited (8 – 29 December): the second edition of our Christmas Trees, consisting of 50+ trees in 33 locations

“For us, 2018 stands out as the year one person’s one-off idea to decorate some ‘Christmas trees’ became a formally constituted community group. The enthusiasm for this initial 2017 project and subsequent ones, as well as the growing number and range of participants clearly demonstrate there is a need for this type of group, where the community (we) comes together to create (made) something for a purpose (this).”

 

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