Comedy Writing Award

Comedy Writing | Funny Women

Highlighting new comedy writing talent

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 £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

• £250 worth of Benefit Cosmetics


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. However, limited feedback is available on request (e.g. how you've scored for each of the judging criteria, and main points to improve)

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 4th August 2015


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

Just fill out our registration form and we'll be in touch to confirm your entry. Good luck!