Comedy Writing Award

Comedy Writing | Funny Women

Highlighting new comedy writing talent

We are accepting submissions up until 31st December 2017 – please remember to register before submitting your script.

For women who write comedy scripts, here’s your chance to shine with our Comedy Writing Award. The prize includes a script development package and a professionally produced 10-minute online audio pilot.

2016 Comedy Writing Award Winner, Carol Walsh

 

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The Winner Will Receive

An industry led prize package to develop your script and produce a 10-minute online audio pilot in partnership with www.whydidthechicken.com and the Women’s Radio Station.

 

How Does It Work?

• Send us your 1-2 pg treatment, and 3 sample scenes of a comedy script for television or radio.

• Scripts are judged for their concept, tone, characters, plotting, structure, dialogue, humour and overall marketability.

• A longlist of 25 scripts are chosen and submitted to a panel of industry judges.

• Due to the high number of entries, we are only able to offer feedback to those who make the long-list.

 Need a bit of inspiration?

Meet 2016 Comedy Writing Award Winner, Carol Walsh, and check out a full list of past winners and finalists here.

 

How To Enter

We're looking for writing flair and the ability to put together a laugh-out-loud joke, so let your personality shine through! Joint entries are more than welcome as well. You cannot enter this award if you have been employed or commissioned as a TV or radio writer.  The script must be an original piece of work of which you are the author and must not have previously broadcast on TV or Radio. If in doubt, drop us an email on writingaward@funnywomen.com.

How to submit your entry

Please send a 1-2 page treatment and 3 sample scenes from your script to writingaward@funnywomen.com, with 'Comedy Writing Award Entry' in the subject bar. We know that writing styles can differ, so have not set an exact word limit for this. However, you should be aiming for approx. 2-4 pages per scene

• Please ensure that your name, email address and phone number are included on the document

• Ensure your script is formatted properly. There is a wealth of excellent (and free!) script writing software available online

• Save your script in PDF (preferred) or word format

• One entry per person