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EPIC and STARS awards

Children in care awards

Two awards celebrating the achievements of children in care in Bristol

Exceptional People in Care (EPIC) Awards

For children aged five to 17.

Children in care have often had chaotic or traumatic starts to their lives. Many come to us with little confidence or self-worth.

By nominating a child or young person, you'll be showing appreciation of their achievements and encouraging them in working towards a successful life after care.

You'll also be part of an exciting celebration which helps support over 700 children and young people in Bristol.

EPIC Awards categories

There are two age groups:

  • 5 to 11 years old
  • 12 to 17 years old

Each age group has 10 categories:

  • EPIC Amazing Learner award: for achievement in education at school, college, university, apprenticeships or learning and progression at work
  • EPIC Sports Star award: for sporting development, participation or achievement
  • EPIC Hero award: for community contribution, saving the day or a heroic act
  • EPIC Art and Music award: for achievement in art and design or music
  • EPIC Change Maker or Leading Change award: taking responsibility and making a difference to others in their community or in education and work
  • EPIC Dance and Drama award: for achievement in dance or drama
  • EPIC Personal Journey award: for personal journey or personal development
  • EPIC Helping Others award: for participation or caring
  • EPIC Best Brother or Sister award: for leading and supporting siblings
  • EPIC Outstanding Achiever award: for achievement in extracurricular activities, hobbies, clubs, life at home or for helping others to achieve

Who you can nominate

You can nominate any child or young person as long as they're:

  • aged five to 17
  • in care in Bristol

Anyone can nominate a child in care for an EPIC Award. 

How you can nominate

Anyone can nominate a child in care for an EPIC Award. You can nominate one child in several categories. However if they are shortlisted it will only be in one category.

Nominate for an EPIC Award

If you have any queries contact us at epicawards@bristol.gov.uk

Strong, Talented, Awesome, Rollercoaster Survivors (STARS)

For young adults aged 18 to 25.

The STARS awards are for young adults who left care and are an opportunity to celebrate their achievements and look to their futures.

STARS Awards categories

  • STARS Amazing Learner award: for achievement in education at school, college, university, apprenticeships or learning and progression at work
  • STARS Sports Star award: for sporting development, participation or achievement
  • STARS Hero award: for community contribution, saving the day or a heroic act
  • STARS Art and Music award: for achievement in art and design or music
  • STARS Change Maker or Leading Change award: taking responsibility and making a difference to others in their community or in education and work
  • STARS Dance and Drama award: for achievement in dance or drama
  • STARS Personal Journey award: for personal journey or personal development
  • STARS Helping Others award: for participation or caring
  • STARS Best Brother or Sister award: for leading and supporting siblings
  • STARS Outstanding Achiever award: for achievement in extracurricular activities, hobbies, clubs, life at home or for helping others to achieve

Who you can nominate

You can nominate any young adult as long as they:-

  • Are aged 18 to 25 
  • Were or are under the care of Bristol City Council

How you can nominate

Anyone can nominate a young adult for a STARS award.  You can nominate one young adult in several award categories but they will only be shortlisted in one category.

Nominate for a STARS Award

If you have any queries contact us at epicawards@bristol.gov.uk

When do nominations close?

Nominations for EPIC and STARS Awards close on 7 July 2019. 

When is the EPIC and STARS Awards' night

The EPIC awards will take place on 17 October 2019 and the STARS awards will take place on 24 October 2019.

Both events will take place in City Centre locations.