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Award categories

The annual Creative Bath Awards, shining the spotlight on the best and most successful creative, cultural and tech organisations and individuals based in Bath. 

It’s completely free to enter your company or organisation, and you can enter as many categories that are relevant to what you do.

How to enter

We have a number of categories to showcase the amazing talent in Bath. Find either one or multiple categories which are relevant to you and then

  1. Create an account or login to your account
  2. Download and complete the nominations form
  3. Upload the dominations form along with a logo and any supporting information

Please see our Top Tips on writing a winning nomination.

Key dates

  • 15 February - Nominations open

  • 19 April - Nominations close

  • 24 April - Grand Reveal Day

  • 8 May - Finalists & Sponsors Reception

  • 22 May, Komedia – Creative Bath Awards

Ace Award

The ACE Award is given to the most outstanding category Winner on the night as chosen by our Judges.

Previous Winners

2022: Art at the Heart of the RUH

2021: Matt Finch

2020: The egg

2019: Penny Hay


If your agency is getting great results for your clients, we want to hear from you.

Previous Winners

2022: Clearly

2021: Storm Consultancy

2020: Bind Media

2019: Edit

Content Creator

Are you generating engaging content for yourself, clients or the community online? We want to hear all about it!

Creative Arts

From crafts, exhibitions, music, paintings, dance and galleries, tell us what makes your works of art stand out from the rest.

Previous Winners

2022: Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein

2021: Emma Rose Artworks

2020: Drawing Projects

2019: River is the Venue

Creative Student

Done something to make you proud? If you’re over 16 and in full-time education or graduated this year, Nominate yourself!

Previous Winners

2022: KasteloMovementUK

2021: Isabel Hensby

2020: Diego Maeso

Creativity for Good

Does your creative project make Bath a better place? Are you using technology to improve people’s lives, or perhaps your creative talents benefit charities and social enterprise? Tell us all about how your company uses creativity for good.

Previous Winners

2022: Art at the Heart of the RUH

2021: Matt Finch

2020: 44AD and Bath Carnival

2019: Designability


Designers, we want you! Any form of stunning design – graphics, product, interiors, digital, physical: anything that is engaging, distinctive and potentially award-winning…

Previous Winners

2022: Lucy Jane Photography & Design

2021: Frahm

2020: Wild + Wolf

2019: NatAlt Design

Digital Technology

Do you create the most stunning websites, animations, graphics and virtual content for your company or a client? Tell us all about it…

Previous Winners

2023: Climate Changemakers by Mud

2022: The Egg Assembly

2020: Storm Consultancy (Brevio)

2019: Rocketmakers

Film & Photography

Produced photography or videography that will blow our Judges away? Whether yours or for a client, make sure you show and tell us all.

Previous Winners

Film, TV & Media - 2023: Radio Bath

Photography - 2023: Pete Helme Photography

Film, TV & Media - 2022: Complete Control

Photography - 2022: Pete Helme Photography

Film, TV & Media - 2021: Friction Collective

Photography - 2021: Pete Helme Photographer


Have you founded a company or project? Are you an entrepreneur creating amazing things? Young or old, established or still experimenting, tell us about your talents and you could win a Creative Bath Award.

Previous Winners

2022: Grace Farrimond, Young Blooms

2021: Cassia

2020: David Kelly, Storm Consultancy

2019: Nathan Baranowski, OJO Solutions

Inspirational Person

Has someone inspired you to be great? Or helped you on your creative career path? Whether teacher, mentor, trainer or peer, they deserve your recognition. Nominate them today!

This award is inspired by the late Sue East, much-loved headteacher of St Andrew’s Church School and a creative and transformational head teacher, courageously committed to the laws of possibility, inclusivity and the ceaseless joy of lifelong learning.

Previous Winners

2022: Jason Thornton, Bath Philharmonia

2021: Harriet Beveridge

2020: Richard Godfrey, Rocketmakers

2019: Penny Hay, 5x5x5=creativity

Marketing Campaign

We want to hear about unique, effective and creative campaigns that have delivered results. Could yours be a winner?

Previous Winners

2022: The Little Theatre Cinema

2021: Clearly PR

2020: Shift Active Media

2019: Ready

New Creative Business

The New Business category is for absolutely any creative business which has started in the city after 1 September 2022. Nominate your new business, celebrate your success, raise your profile – and you could win an Award!

Performing Arts & Music 1

Have you created or taken part in a special live performance? Music, acting, dance or other, let us know!

Previous Winners

2022: Lizzie Rose Dance Teaching

2021: Bath Aphasia Choir

2020: The egg

2019: Natural Theatre Company

Product Design & Creation

Calling all product designers and makers, this category is for you and it’s brand new, so show us what you’re made of…

Publisher & Writer

Think you’re Bath’s best publisher? Tell us why! This category is for publishers and content producers of websites, books and magazines.

Previous Winners

2022: Really Decent Books

2021: Really Decent Books

2020: Anna Vaught

2019: Ad Hoc Fiction

Spatial Design

This one’s for the design of live spaces from architecture to interior designers to temporary installations.

Young Creative

Aged 30 and under and doing great creative work, either freelance or within a company? Let us know!

Previous Winners

2022: Ben Long, Rocketmakers

2021: Blackhound Productions

2020: Alice McNeil, Rocketmakers

2019: Odette Smaldon, Design by Odette

Performing Arts & Music 2

Have you created or taken part in a special live performance? Music, acting, dance or other, let us know!

Previous Winners

2022: Lizzie Rose Dance Teaching

2021: Bath Aphasia Choir

2020: The egg

2019: Natural Theatre Company

Special Achievement

This Award is honoring the career and achievements of a special individual that has contributed much to the Bath creative scene over a prolonged period. 

13 Top Tips

We’re keen for you to have the best possible opportunity of impressing our Judges with your Nomination, so check out our 13 Top Tips on writing a winning one!

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