It's that time of year again when we (by which I mean Voluntary Arts, the organisation I work for) are on the look out for groups from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales who can demonstrate 'Epic' amateur arts / crafts activity in 2011 - 12. This could mean improving life in their local community, working across generations, using technology in a creative way or simply achieving something really special with their artform or craft.

The Epic Awards are free to enter and groups have until 30th November to get their entries in. There are some great prizes to be won including cash, training, equipment and publicity. The winners will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to a prestigious reception to receive their award.

More details and information on how to enter can be found on the website - www.epicawards.co.uk.

If you need a bit more convincing, have a look at the official trailer that I made: