The Creative Lives Awards - formerly the Epic Awards - are an annual celebration of the achievements of voluntary and community-led creativity.

This year, we're looking for applications from (or nominations for) groups and projects in your community that have shown resilience and imagination during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. The activity must have taken place between March 2020 and March 2021, or be ongoing. 

The 2021 Awards will include the following categories:

  • Resilient Group Award

  • Local Hero Award

  • Diversity Award

  • Peer Award for Excellence

  • People’s Choice Award

The awards are open for nominations from 10 June until 31 August 2021 (11.59pm) and are free to enter.

Full details are available in the Rules and Guidelines. Download here in English or Welsh

We have made the following FAQs to try and answer any questions you may have. Download here in English or Welsh.

Submit your nomination or application here [English / Welsh]

If you have any questions or issues not covered in the application documents or FAQs, please contact [email protected] for assistance. 

Good luck to all applicants!