Howard Lake | 3 August 2011 | News Tagged with: Awards Nominations and entries for the Epic Awards 2011 are now open to groups across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Presented by Voluntary Arts Network, the development agency for arts participation, the Epic Awards are “designed to shine a spotlight on the excellent work taking place within more than 70,000 voluntary and amateur art and craft groups around the country.”The winners will receive a package of prizes including training, equipment and publicity, and the opportunity to promote their group.EPIC stands for engagement, partnership, innovation and creative development.Robin Simpson, Chief Executive Voluntary Arts, said: “We were impressed and amazed by the range of entries to the Epic Awards 2010, from breakdancers to basket weavers and painters to poets, all doing incredible things in their communities. We’re really looking forward to what the 2011 Epic Awards will bring as we know that there are many more excellent and innovative amateur arts and crafts groups out there.”You can see a selection of some of the 2010 entrants to the awards:Entries can be made until 17.00 on 11 November 2011. Shortlisted entries will be displayed on the site in November with an opportunity for the public to vote on their favourites. Winning groups will be announced in December. The award ceremony will take place in January 2012.www.epicawards.co.uk 25 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis EPIC Awards 2011 to showcase voluntary and amateur arts groups About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.