Young Creative Awards 2019

If you’re young, creative and you live, work or study in Nottingham – the Young Creative Awards could be the start of something awesome.

By submitting your work to our annual competition, you could win cash, meet industry experts, see your name on a big screen at the awards show… and who knows where it might take you – main stage at SplendourWorking at SpeedoPerforming on BBC Proms?

Open to all 13-24 year olds, the awards give you the chance to show off your skills across a wide variety of creative categories: Digital and Animation, Architecture and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.


2018 was the ten-year anniversary of the Young Creative Awards, and marked a decade of supporting and developing creative talent in our city. Over the years, we have seen a wide variety of unique and innovative entries, helping us become the most exciting and inspiring creative competition in the region.

After a record number of entries, the 2018 awards were judged by a panel of industry movers and shakers including writers, designers, filmmakers and more, from the likes of Speedo, Skeleton Films and Nottingham City of Literature.

The winners were announced at an exciting and inspirational awards night at the Nottingham Playhouse. The best entries are showcased in an exhibition and through live music, dance and performances. It is a great opportunity to meet other creative people and businesses from the city. In 2018, in front of a sell-out crowd, Kaia Lucas from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy, won the Young Creative of the Year Award 2018 for her fantastic paintings.

You can check out details of previous winners on our archive pages. Or find out some of the awesome things our previous winners have done by viewing these videos.

Keep up to date with news on our Facebook and Twitter pages and look out for more information about the 2019 Young Creative Awards in the autumn.

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YCA Dancing