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Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020: The Ceremony Low-Down

There are less than 2 weeks to go until the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020!

We’ve been busy behind-the-scenes preparing for this year’s virtual ceremony on Thursday 12th November.

We’ve an exciting night jam-packed with entertainment, the work of our shortlist and the winners reveal - now all we need is you!

With just days to go until the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2020 and 9th Birthday Bash, here’s everything you need to know about this year’s ceremony!

How to Join

This year, due to COVID-19, we’ll be hosting our awards ceremony virtually.

That means you can join in this year’s celebrations from the comfort of your home so cosy up, grab a drink, sit back, relax and enjoy - whether you glam up for the night or host a pyjama party!

Virtual tickets are on sale now for £5 and add-on Party Packs for £15!

Our Party Packs feature everything you need to enjoy the ceremony at home featuring drinks, snacks and games from local businesses. Party Packs are only available until Thursday 5th November at 8pm - with delivery taking place on the day of the ceremony. Find out more about our Party Packs in our blog.

Once you’ve purchased your ticket, you’ll receive a link direct to the stream on the night, taking place from 6pm!

This year, we’re also operating a pay-it-forward scheme. If you would like to claim a pay-it-forward ticket, we do not require any details from yourself and no questions will be asked. Pay-it-forward tickets can be claimed by emailing info@creative-edinburgh.com. If you’d like to donate a ticket, you can add this to your order when you register.

While we may not be in the same room this year, we'll be coming together virtually, united in spirit and sharing cheers, woops and hollas from all corners of Edinburgh!


The Running Order

18:00 - 19:15 - Virtual Doors Open + Delve into the Shortlisted Projects
19:30 - 20:15 - The Creative Edinburgh Awards Ceremony - Live!
20:15 - 21:00 - After Party - Music Live Streamed from 54EP

What to expect in full

We’ve been working hard to ensure you can enjoy all the well-loved elements of the Creative Edinburgh Awards that make each year’s celebrations so special.

Here’s the rundown on exactly what to expect…

Hear from the people behind the shortlisted projects and learn more about our sponsors and partners in our Creative Edinburgh Awards movie, produced and edited by the wonderful folks at easy days creative.

The CE Awards movie showcases the nominated projects and with clips from the people behind the shortlist, delving into the inspiring and exciting work we’re celebrating this year. Plus, you’ll learn more about our partners for 2020 Awards Sweetdram and 54EP, including a sneak peek into their amazing space! Watch along with friends and share your cheers in the chat while you enjoy a deep dive into the people and projects we’ll be celebrating!

See the 2020 winners announced LIVE! From 19:30, we’ll be live from 54EP with all the nominees on call ready for the Creative Edinburgh Awards Ceremony! With the winners top secret until the night, find out with the rest of the community and the shortlist who’s won across our ten categories and see the reaction of the deserving winners!

And it wouldn’t be a Creative Edinburgh Awards without an after-party! We’ll be live-streaming a set from Edinburgh-based electronic duo Maranta, recorded at the amazing 54EP! Whether you push back your sofa, bop along in bed or head to the kitchen for a disco - make sure there’s room for dancing!

The Awards

On the night, we’ll be announcing the winners of our ten Awards: Student, Commercial, Start-Up, Collaboration, Independent, Social, Creativity, Leadership, City, and 2020 (because it’s been a year!).

You’ll learn more about the projects and people shortlisted first-hand in our live-streamed Creative Edinburgh Awards film. For now, check out our CE Awards 2020 shortlist blog to discover a full list of this year’s shortlisted projects!

This year's Awards is produced in collaboration with 54EP and Sweetdram. We'll be live from their amazing rehearsal and recording space to announce the winners!

The Creative Edinburgh Awards is made possible by the support of an incredible line up of sponsors, partners and talented creative folk. A huge thank you to all involved in this year's virtual Awards ceremony in making it a unique and special occasion!

Venue partners: 54EP and Sweetdram
Awards partners: Mademoiselle Macaron, Barclays Eagle Labs, Edinburgh Music Lovers, Farr Out Deliveries
Awards sponsors: Creative Informatics, Creative Bridge and CodeBase, Edinburgh College - Creative Industries Faculty

Plus, a special thanks to animator Holly-May Ward, Sarah Bissell at Gutter Press and all the Awards Artists, Easy Days Creative and Maranta!

Creative Edinburgh is supported by Creative Scotland.

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