Creative Lives Awards (transparent)The Creative Lives Awards - formerly the Epic Awards - have been running since 2010 and 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 amateur creative group or project based in the UK and Ireland. 

Meet some of our wonderful previous winners below . . .


England Winner Dadesley Crafting

England Runner-up - Bristol Beacon's Different Beginnings

Ireland Winner Fatima Groups United

Ireland Runner-upThe Kindness Postbox

Scotland Winner Sewing2gether All Nations

Scotland Runner-up Newstead News

Wales Winner Oasis One World Choir

Wales Runner-upUrban Circle Newport

People's Choice Award WinnerJubilation

Peer Award for Excellence WinnersMental Inkness and Bristol Beacon's Different Beginnings

Celebrating Diversity Award Winner African & Caribbean Elders in Scotland

Local Hero Angela Gabriel, volunteer at Beeston in Bloom, Beeston Festival, and more


England Winner - May Project Gardens, London

England Runner-up - Inside Out, Blackpool

Ireland Winner - Black Box Projects, Belfast

Ireland Runner-upDrumgoon Hill Old Graveyard, County Cavan

Scotland Winner - Overdrive Dance Company, Glasgow

Scotland Runner-up - The Survivor Arts Community, Glasgow

Wales Winner - Creative Cricieth/Cricieth Creadigol, Criccieth

Wales Runner-up - Lost Connections, Newport

People's Choice Award Winner - Drumgoon Hill Old Graveyard, County Cavan

Celebrating Diversity Award - Coffee 'n' Laughs, Newport

Celebrating Diversity Runner-upFallen Angels Dance Theatre, Chester

Peer Award for Excellence - May Project Gardens, London & Celf-Able, Mid-Wales

Local Hero Award - Mark Gibbins, volunteer at Coventry Men's Shed


England Winner - The Joy of Sound, London

England Runner-up - Jestaminute Community Theatre, Redditch

Ireland Winner - Care for Creation, Belfast

Ireland Runner-up - Moon Base Projects, Belfast

Scotland Winner (pictured) - Bridgend Eco-Bothy, Edinburgh

Scotland Runner-up - The Spit It Out Project, Edinburgh

Wales Winner - Art on the Hill Newport, Newport

Wales Runner-up - Avant CymruSouth Wales Valleys

People's Choice Award Winner - Tullyvin Musical Society, County Cavan

Celebrating Diversity Award - The Spit It Out Project, Edinburgh

Peer Award for Excellence - Sahyadri Friends Group, Coventry


England Winner (pictured) - The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Blackburn

England Runner-up Drama Express, Cornwall

Ireland Winner - Lagan Currachs, Belfast

Ireland Runner-up Oriel Traditional Orchestra, Armagh, Louth, Meath and Monaghan

Scotland Winner - Musicians in Exile, Glasgow

Scotland Runner-up - 24 Carat Gold, Edinburgh

Wales Winner - The Wallich: Homeless on Film, Cardiff

Wales Runner-up Heritage Theatr Cymru

People's Choice Award Winner - Oriel Traditional Orchestra

Celebrating Diversity Award Kirrie Connections, Kirriemuir

Peer Award for Excellence - Up Men, Stoke on Trent

Local Hero Award - Arthur Howie, volunteer at North Edinburgh Arts