Comedy Writing Award

Comedy Writing | Funny Women

Highlighting new comedy writing talent

***Registration opens 1st May***

Not everyone likes the limelight, so for those funny women who prefer writing comedy behind the scenes, Funny Women gives them a chance to shine with the Comedy Writing Award. The prize includes intensive mentoring and script optioning with a prestigious comedy production company.

2016 Comedy Writing Award Winner, Carol Walsh



The Winner Will Receive

Prizes to be announced.

How Does It Work?

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

• Scripts are judged out of 5 for concept, story and structure, character and dialogue, and overall funniness and saleability.

• A longlist of 10 scripts are chosen and submitted to a panel of 3 industry judges.

• Due to the high number of entries, we are only able to offer detailed 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. The only rule: As a commitment to supporting new writing talent, you cannot enter this award if you have been employed as a professional TV script editor. If in doubt, drop us an email on

How to submit your entry

*Please note the deadline for this award has now passed, and the shortlist announced in mid-September. Submissions for 2017 will open in the spring*

• Please send a 1-2 page treatment and 3 sample scenes from your script to, 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