Young Creative Awards Nottingham

Young Creative Awards

Deadline: 23rd March 2018

Who it’s for: 13 – 24-year-olds from Nottingham

Are you Nottingham’s young Creative of the Year?

What’s Available?

Submit your work and win cash, meet industry experts, see your name on a big screen at the awards show… and who knows where it might take you?

What’s the Op?

The Young Creative Awards  is celebrated each year at an exciting, and inspirational awards night. The evening buzzes with the passion, talent and imagination of young people. The best entries are showcased in an exhibition and through live music, dance and performances. It is a great opportunity to meet other creative people and businesses from the city.

There isn’t a specific theme this year, but please check out the category descriptions for any specific entry requirements.

In each age group and category, the panels will look for a winner, and entrants who are highly commended for the quality of the work submitted.

An overall winner across all the categories will be chosen and the winner announced as the Young Creative of the Year 2018 at the end of the awards ceremony in June. The winner in each category will receive a cash prize, plus mentoring and other opportunities. The Young Creative of The Year will receive an additional cash prize.

How to Apply?

You can submit your entry anytime from Monday 8th January 2018 by visiting The closing date for entries to the Young Creative Awards 2018 is Friday 23rd March 2018.

  • Information about you
  • Why do you want to take advantage of this Opportunity?
  • Why should we pick you?
  • Your ideas around the content you will make whilst in Edinburgh to share on
  • How will this opportunity support you in the future?

Terms & Niggly Bits

you must: Live, Work or Study in Nottingham. Please open this map to view the eligible area of ‘Nottingham’

Please note, if you do not meet the entry criteria your entry will not be considered.

Within each category, there are 3 age bands – each category is judged in each of the age ranges to make it as fair as possible:

  • 13 – 15 years old
  • 16 – 18 years old
  • 19 – 24 years old

You may enter as an individual, as a group, or as a class or study group, or club. If you are entering as a group, please let us know this on your application form and provide details of the main contact person.

You can enter in one or more of the 11 YCA categories, which are: Architecture and DesignAnimation and Digital MediaCreative WritingDanceFashion and TextilesFilmGraphic DesignMusicPhotographyTheatre and Visual Arts.


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