The categories
The City Award

Edinburgh is a globally recognised city famed for its creative spirit and cultural offering. We want to hear about projects which are intrinsically linked with the city and couldn’t have happened elsewhere. Explain how Edinburgh stimulated your project and how it made a mark on the city.

The Collaboration Award

The collaborative process rhymes with creative pursuits and many projects flourish as a result of happy collaboration. Tell us about work involving two or more individuals or organisations who have come together and created something unforgettable.

The Innovation Award

A one-off creative adventure where innovative approaches have been explored, risks have been taken and testing out new ideas has been at the forefront of the project. Share your innovative thinking and explain how it translated into a brand new, compelling product or initiative.

The Freelance Award

We would like to recognise the freelancers based in the city who produce valuable projects whilst working solo. Tell us about your passion and how you turn it into work which is worth celebrating. Nominate yourself, or give your peers a shout-out!

The Leadership Award

A pioneer, a mentor, an inspiring leader - we want to celebrate the people whose contribution to their field, a project or Edinburgh’s whole creative community has been visible and vital. Someone who has worked hard for the benefit of their network, organisation or community.

The Community Award

Creativity is a force for good and it helps communities thrive. We’re recognising the projects and people that create change, and engage communities. If you’re a thriving community hub, a community-minded artist or an animator who has worked within your local neighbourhood and made a difference, do let us know!

The Creative Start-up Award

Newcomers to the industry - we want to hear from you. If you’ve been a registered, small business (up to three employees) for less than three years and have made your mark on Edinburgh’s creative scene, tell us about it and nominate yourself!

The Student Award

Are you a student or recent graduate who has founded an exciting project, or has pushed the boundaries of your creative practice alongside your studies? We want to hear from you regardless of your age as long as you are a current student or have recently graduated (2022).

The Sustainable Creativity Award

Are you passionate about circular production and sustainable creativity and making them the centre of all your creative practice? Tell us about projects or initiatives which shine a light on your efforts to reuse, recycle and make work that aspires to be carbon neutral.

The Inclusion Award

Have you worked with an organisation or on a project that put inclusion first? Edinburgh is a diverse city, and we want to celebrate projects/organisations that have worked hard for their work to reflect this diversity. We will particularly welcome nominations from creatives who consider themselves underrepresented, come from diverse heritage/international backgrounds, have a disability or identify with one or more protected characteristics.

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