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.
Who can be nominated?
Anyone aged 5-25 who is looked after by, or a care leaver of, West Sussex County Council can be nominated for an award.
There are four nomination categories:
- 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 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’s also an award for adults in your life. This is your chance to nominate an adult for something they have done that has helped either you or someone else.Nominate someone for an award (external link)
There is a special award ceremony to recognise the achievements of young people in care and care leavers like you? The EPICs is attended by over 450 people, with special guests from the world of sport and showbiz.
Each young person nominated is invited to attend the ceremony at Butlins on Sunday 9 December 2018 with two guests of your choice.
Keep an eye on this page for more information and updates on the celebrities who’ll be attending the ceremony.