Awards

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

Run by Creative Lives, the Awards are free to enter and open to any group or project based in the UK and Ireland. This year, we looked for groups and projects that showed resilience and imagination during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, and carried on being creative. 

Cast your vote in the People's Choice Award

A total of 31 creative groups have been shortlisted for this year's Creative Lives Awards. You can read about them here and vote for your favourite! The People's Choice Award voting is open until 31 January 2022. Vote now.

Winners

Judging panels from each nation will choose a winner for England, Ireland/N.Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Members of the public can also vote for their favourite in the People’s Choice Awards - and the shortlisted groups themselves will vote for each other in the Peer Award For Excellence.

Winners will receive an award, framed certificate, cash prize and free access to all of Creative Lives’ future ‘Creative Learning’ online training sessions. Previous applicants have also found that being shortlisted for, or winning, a Creative Lives Awards has benefitted them on funding applications and raised their profile.

Here’s what one previous winner had to say: 

It was wonderful to feel that recognition and it really did spread the word about us, almost overnight. It really gave us an incredible confidence boost. 

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

As well as our judging panels choosing a winner from each nation, we're asking members of the public to vote for one of the 31 shortlisted groups to win the People's Choice Award.

We've put together some quick and easy-to-use media resources to help you support your favourite group. We'd also love you to help spread the word about how people can vote and support these wonderful, resilient groups who helped make life so much better during the pandemic. 

Download the full media toolkit (PDF)

Resources for shortlisted groups:

  • Text and graphics for social media - click here.


Resources for people, groups and organisations to help spread the word and encourage voting:

  • Text and graphics for social media - click here.


Branding

Please include the Creative Lives Awards logo where possible, when sending a press release or encouraging people in your community to cast their vote. You can download the logo file (.png)


If you would like any other resources, please feel free to get in touch at [email protected].

View the shortlist and cast your vote in the People's Choice Award here!