The Exceptional People In Care (EPIC) awards have been running for seven years and are organised by young people from the Children in Care Council and professionals who work with them.
Anyone aged 5-25 who is looked after by, or a care leaver of, West Sussex County Council can be nominated for an award.
Epic awards 2018 nominations
Over 260 young people looked after by West Sussex were nominated by friends, families, carers and professionals, making this the most successful awards so far!
The four nomination categories are:
- Big hearts - For young people who have helped others
- Big talents - For young people who have talents in art, dance, sports or other supreme achievement
- Big thinkers - For those who have really tried or succeeded in academic achievement, improved their attendance, have improved their behaviour over time, applied themselves to work or achieved a place at college or university
- Big strength - For those who have been brave, overcome a challenge or challenging times, or faced their fears.
There is a special award ceremony to recognise the achievements of young people in care and care leavers like you.
Each young person nominated is invited to attend the ceremony at Butlins on Sunday 9 December 2018 with two guests of your choice. The Children in Care Council and organising team are working hard now to make sure the event is a huge success.
The EPIC is attended by over 450 people, with special guests from the world of sport and showbiz. This year’s event has a Harry Potter theme and features appearances and video messages from stars of CBBC, Dr Who and This Morning.