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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Moon Base ProjectsGenerated through a series of conversations with a group of adults with Learning Disabilities at The Black Box (Belfast), Moon Base provides a safe, positive environment for people to express themselves creatively through the arts. It is an open, democratic space where everyone is welcome. The increasingly popular initiative now attracts an average of 60 people to get involved in various projects weekly. 

Almost every day is reserved for a specific group activity, from Monday’s city walks, to Tuesday’s 'Creating Connections' - a range of visual art, music, drama and storytelling workshops to other activities mixing dance, art, film, poetry sessions and anything in between. Each workshop had an average of 12 people with a Learning Disability of which many are socially isolated. This outlines the importance of volunteers’ communication skills, friendly attitude and commitment. The group's activities have continued even in the context of pandemic-imposed restrictions via digital means and they have been able to work on an international collaboration with ‘The Coffeehouse Project’, New Jersey. 


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