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Creative Industry Judges Revealed for Young Creative Awards 2023

We are delighted to announce the panel of 40+ creative industry experts overseeing the judging of entries at this year’s awards. Members of our judging team view every entry submitted to the awards, which means even those who do not win are still getting their work seen by some of the top creative professionals the city has to offer.

Rock City Main Stage and Hockley Hustle Festival Slots Up For Grabs For This Year's YCA Music Winners

The Young Creative Awards Nottingham are delighted to unveil two new ‘big stage’ performance opportunities for winners and entrants of the Music category at this year’s awards

Notts Creatives Launch Connect Project at The Carousel

Join the Notts Creatives collective as they launch their free game that helps people Connect, and will soon be made available to local food banks.

Young Creative Awards 2023 - Open for Entries

Nottingham's Young Creative Awards - now in its 15th year! - is officially open for entries! Open to 11-24 year-olds living, working or studying in Nottingham, the Young Creative Awards champions creativity, celebrating achievements across 10 categories:

YCA Alumni: Lizzy O'Riordan on being Assistant Editor at LeftLion

Young Creative Awards alumni often go on to achieve great things. Lizzy O'Riordan won the Creative Writing category in 2016's awards, and was recently promoted to Assistant Editor at Nottingham's largest arts and culture publication LeftLion Magazine. We caught up with Lizzy to find out more about her role there, and what winning the award meant to her...

Young Creative Awards 2022 Brochure

The YCA 2022 brochure showcases the work of the winners and finalists of the 2022 Young Creative Awards.

Free Creative Workshops for 11-24 year-olds in 2023

Fancy a go at puppet making, rap battling, song writing, acting or bruk-up dance?

YCA Visual Art Winners Work Now Exhibited in Nottingham Shopfronts

Thanks to Nottingham BID, the 2022 Young Creative Awards winners of the Visual Arts category have their work on show in the city’s shopfronts. A huge congratulations to Hollie Betts, Adelle Iversen and Eve Moore – this year’s Visual Arts winners – whose artwork you can see out and about in Nottingham until Sunday 25 September.