The shortlist is in! Celebrating a year of creative endeavour in one of Europe's most vibrant creative economies, we're delighted to announce the 5th Annual Creative Edinburgh Awards shortlist. Our awards highlight great ideas, inspired thinking and outstanding creativity in Edinburgh across all platforms and sectors, from process to outcome. With nine awards categories and three nominations shortlisted in each, the 27 people and organisations chosen encompass a wide range of creative activity including architects, choreographers, app developers, cultural producers, creative agencies and illustrators. Highlighting innovative thinking, great ideas and work to be proud of, no matter how big or small, we're delighted to bring to you this year's shortlist...
The City Award
This category is looking for an outstanding creative contribution or activity that has promoted Edinburgh nationally or indeed, internationally, or work that has incorporated or utilised an Edinburgh city space or cultural idea specific to the city.
The Collaboration Award
This category is looking for an outstanding creative collaboration between two or more organisations or individuals.
The Commercial Award
This category is looking for an outstanding commercial creative contribution or activity from an agency, partnership, organisation, collective or company.
The Creativity Award
This category is looking for a one off creative work or initiative, but the judges will have to consider it outstanding to win. Financial gain need not be the primary motivator in this category. In other words, it could simply be 'art' or a creative work undertaken to explore or express new ideas or talent.
The Independent Award
This category is looking for an outstanding contribution or activity from a professional individual. To enter you must be a registered creative business, sole trader or freelancer.
The Leadership Award
This award recognises an outstanding individual for their leadership and contribution to their sector, or the creative industries as a whole.
The Social Award
This category is looking for an outstanding creative contribution or activity that benefits or contributes to a group or interest.
The Startup Award
This category is looking for an outstanding creative contribution or activity from a newly registered company (less than 3 years).
The Student Award
This category is looking for an outstanding student creative contribution or activity from a full or part time student engaging in a creative discipline.
Winners will be announced on November 10th at our Awards & 5th Birthday Celebrations- get your tickets for the night here, not to be missed!