Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019: The Winners

Author Jemma Neville, The Scottish BAME Writers Network, and Fringe of Colour organiser Jess Brough are among the winners of this year's Creative Edinburgh Awards

Feature by Peter Simpson | 10 Oct 2019
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The winners of this year's Creative Edinburgh Awards have been announced at the organisation's annual awards ceremony-meets-birthday party, which this year took place at The Hub. 

Jess Brough received the organistation's Independent Award for her work on Fringe of Colour – the scheme, which also won the Panel Prize at this year's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, promotes and connects people of colour from across all sectors of the Edinburgh Fringe, as well as distributing free tickets. The Scottish BAME Writers Network are the winners of this year's Social Award – the network offers support and opportunities to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic writers across the country. 

"Neon extravaganza" Knight at the Castle, which brought a host of up-and-coming Scottish musicians and DJs to Edinburgh Castle as part of Scotland's Year of Young People, won the Creativity Award, and video studio High Tide won the Start Up Award for new and emerging businesses and creative organisations. The Commercial Award went to GRAS/Groves-Raines Architects for their work on redesigned retail space The Cassette at Waverley Mall. 

University of Edinburgh-based social enterprise group R Sustainable won the Student Award for their sustainable fashion work; author Jemma Neville won the City Award for her new book Constitution Street. The Collaboration Award went to Daydream Believers, a skill-sharing project which pulls together employers, teachers, lecturers and students, and Helena Good won the Leadership Award for her role on the project.

Congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees; check out the full list below (winners in bold).

Creative Edinburgh Awards 2019: winners and nominees

The City Award

National Trust for Scotland – A Game of Death and Chance
Pianodrome Community Interest Company – Pianodrome at the Pitt
Jemma Neville – Constitution Street 

The Collaboration Award (sponsored by CodeBase)

Daydream Believers
The Leith Collective
Alastair White and the cast and creative team of ROBE

The Commercial Award

GRAS / Groves-Raines Architects – The Cassette, Waverley Mall
National Galleries of Scotland – Cut & Paste: 400 Years of Collage 
PUNK Creative – ‘Say Hello to Jura’, for Jura Whisky 

The Creativity Award (Sponsored by The Creative Industries Faculty at Edinburgh College)

Creative Electric – The Happiness Project
Impact Arts (Projects) Ltd – Knight at the Castle
Studio LR – Inclusive Symbols 

The Independent Award 

Imogen Stirling
Sigrid Schmeisser
Jess Brough, Fringe of Colour 

The Leadership Award

Helena Good
Sara Thomson
Edinburgh Performing Arts Development (EPAD)
Charlie Bell 

The Social Award (Sponsored by CityFibre)

Scottish BAME Writers Network
The Graduate Mag
Ladies Wine Design Edinburgh

The Startup Award (Sponsored by Creative Informatics)

High Tide
More Yum
We Make 

The Student Award (Sponsored by Edinburgh Napier University)

Joy Mooney
Natalie Loh
R Sustainable
Alycia Pirmohamed