Voluntary arts awards, top campaigner vote

This year’s Epic Awards are open for entries, to recognise and reward excellence and innovation in the amateur cultural sector. Run by the Voluntary Arts network across UK and Ireland, nominations close 16th March. See http://www.voluntaryarts.org/2015/01/12/the-search-is-on-for-2015-epic-award-winners/.

The 10th Anniversary Sheila McKechnie Campaigner Awards have closed for nominations, but the People’s Choice Award is now open for voting. The four contenders are The Youth Alcohol Advertising Council, David Babbs at 38 Degrees (for TTIP campaign), Dr Louise Irvine (for Save Lewisham Hospital), and Lindsey Garrett and New Era Tenant’s Association. Vote at http://www.smk.org.uk/campaigner-awards/ by 19th February.