Creative Edinburgh Awards and 5th Birthday Bash
Awards design by Gabriella Marcella
We're delighted to announce details of our 5th annual awards & birthday bash. This is an opportunity to get together as a community of creative professionals to celebrate and amplify the talent in Edinburgh. Our awards highlight great ideas, inspired thinking and recognise the outstanding creativity of our city across all platforms and sectors, from process to outcome.
Come and join us for one heck of a party; with music curation by Nothing Ever Happens Here with special guest Rhythm Machine, silent disco curated by She-Bang Rave Unit, special visual commission by Unstable Creations birthday cake by Jelly & Gin............and most importantly the announcement of this year's winners.This year's awards Illustration has been designed by Illustrator Gabriella Marcella and the awards will be created by artist Alasdair Thomson.
Our members are at the heart of everything that we do at Creative Edinburgh. This year, we will invest all profits from ticket sales towards creating new opportunities for our network. Award Shortlists to be announced Friday 14th October 2016
Big thanks to our wonderful sponsors; FreeAgent, Administrate, CodeBase, CodeClan and Black Box.
Open to all creative & tech individuals and businesses, our awards celebrate members and non-members alike from a variety of backgrounds; shining a light on what the creatives of Edinburgh have achieved over the past year. The awards highlight innovative thinking, great ideas and work that you feel proud of, no matter how big or small. It is as much about an intriguing process as it is about an outcome. Applications are now closed.
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.
Awards application now closed - deadline Monday 10th October 2016. We cannot accept late entries and we are unable to give feedback those who are not shortlisted.
With thanks to our AMAZING Sponsors and Media Partner The Skinny.
FreeAgent: Simple, secure and award winning accounting software for freelancers & small business owners. Find out more www.freeagent.com
Administrate is an EdTech startup, delivering a cloud-based training management solution to companies across the globe. Based in Edinburgh's Codebase, Administrate has a team of 45 and recently launched offices in the USA and the MENA region, becoming the first Scottish technology company to open an office in Beirut. Find out more www.getadministrate.com
CodeClan: Kick start your career in tech. Learn to code with CodeClan Digital Skills Academy and get help finding a job through our student placement team. Find out more codeclan.com
CodeBase is the largest technology incubator in the UK and one of the fastest growing in Europe. Find out more www.thisiscodebase.com
The Skinny Magazine: bringing you Independent Cultural Journalism and events online and in print across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Manchester and more. Find out more www.theskinny.co.uk
Black Box Signs in Edinburgh are one of the city's leading professional digital printers specialising in all aspects of signage for both private and commercial clients. Find out more entertheblackbox.co.uk
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