Young Creative Awards

Young Creative Awards is Nottingham's biggest creative event of the year. Open to young people (ages 11 - 24) living or working in Nottingham City, the competition showcases 11 categories including Music, Photography, Graphic Design and more.

Nottingham Music Hub is proud to sponsor the Music Category for the Young Creative Awards (YCA). We are linked to the competition through our Noise from the Next Generation, a live music competition for young people in the city. All entrants to our competition also get automatic entry into YCA. Although this year due to the pandemic we are not holding the Noise from the Next Generation (NNG) the way we used to, we will still be offering support and opportunities for young people in the city to make music, enter YCA and improve their musical skills!

Young Creative Awards 2021 Open for Entries!

YCA is an amazing opportunity for young people in Nottingham City. By submitting your work to the annual competition, you could win cash, meet industry experts, see your name on a big screen at the awards show and more! Open to all 11-24 year olds within the city boundaries, the awards give you the chance to show off your skills across a wide variety of creative categories: Digital and Animation, Design and Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

How to enter

There are specific entry criteria for each award category, please find the category that most suits your work. Deadline to enter the competition is Wednesday 21 April 2021. CLICK HERE to find out more!

YCA 2020

The YCA Music Category awards for 2020 were:

11 - 15 Category: Ellie Stainsby-Grenville

16 - 18 Category: Ria Davies

19 - 24 Category: Tiffany Jade Holland, Emily Makis, Simran Johal & Poppy Scoffings


A massive well done for surviving the first of the lock-downs and making music through it all!

Nottingham Music Hub