We're absolutely delighted to announce the shortlist for the Creative Edinburgh Awards 2015! 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. The winner of each category will be announced at the Awards & 4th Birthday Bash on 12th November, we hope that you can join us. Please book tickets here
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.
City Link 2015 Edinburgh and Copenhagen
Edinburgh Student Arts Festival
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.