Comedy Writing Award

Comedy Writing | Funny Women

Highlighting new comedy writing talent

*Watch this space for news of the 2017 Funny Women Awards*

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


The Winner Will Receive

• A £2000 cash prize

• £500 script option fee from The Comedy Unit

• Intensive mentoring from The Comedy Unit to complete your script, with dedicated access to a  professional script editor

• £500 worth of Benefit Cosmetics

FW_Writing_Award Comedy Writing Award Winner 2015, Christine Entwisle

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, headed up by award winning production company, The Comedy Unit.

• 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 2015 Comedy Writing Award Winner, Christine Entwisle, 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