Announced 9 May 2017
"The winning project inspired the panel by deliberately placing commissioning at its centre as a route to reach new and existing audiences. Composer David Lang was asked to write a piece of special local significance to celebrate the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. With meticulous planning, the piece, performing materials and resources were then made available free of charge to choirs around the UK. This resulted in thirty-seven additional performances, and thirty seven different audiences, in its first year alone. The Award goes to East Neuk Festival, in collaboration with 14-18 NOW, for Memorial Ground."
Sarah Gee (chair)