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Entry Requirements, Timeline & Judging Process

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Deadline for Registration 23:59GMT on 1st June 2022

Judging Process

Round 1

Every video is watched and scored by at least two different viewers from the world of live and broadcast comedy industry.

Round 2

The top videos are then reviewed and scored by new industry figures. The top scoring candidates from those entrants will go through to the Virtual Heats. 

These entrants will be announced 23rd June 2022 via the website and social media

Heats

Heats will take place from July 2022 and broadcast online via our website and YouTube Channel, where our highest scoring artists will be judged by panels of top industry professionals.

The Quarter-finalists will be contacted by email and the list published on 14th July.

QUARTER-Finals

The Quarter-Finals will take place from 18th July 2022 and broadcast online via our website and YouTube Channel

The top comedians progressing from each event will be revealed on, or shortly after, the night.

Semi-Finals

The Semi-Finals will take place from 15th August 2022 and broadcast online via our website and YouTube Channel

The top comedians progressing from each event will be revealed on, or shortly after, the night.

Finals

10 finalists will compete either in-person or virtually at the Stage Award final on 29th September 2022 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners.

Comedy Writing Award
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Deadline for Registration 23:59GMT on 1st June 2022

Judging Process

Round 1

Every script is allocated to a panel of readers from Funny Women and the narrative comedy and broadcast industry. Every script will be scored by two different readers, before the marks average is worked out and the longlist created.

Round 2

Those lucky enough to be on the longlist will be announced on the Funny Women site and via social media on  14th July 2022. Again all scripts will be read twice before their scores are averaged and those with the highest marks are shortlisted.

Round 3

For our final round the shortlist will be announced via the website and emails to the successful entrants on 25th August. These Shortlisted scripts will then be read by each of our exclusive panel of top industry judges who will then decide which scripts should make it to the top three.

The top three will be announced via website, social media and email in September 2022.

Finals

The winner will be announced at the Stage Award final on 29th September 2022 at the Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners.

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Comedy Shorts Award

Deadline for Registration 23:59GMT on 1st June 2022

Judging Process

Round 1

Every video is allocated to a panel of viewers from Funny Women and the narrative comedy and broadcast industry. Every video will be scored by two different viewers, before the marks average is worked out and the longlist created.

Round 2

Those lucky enough to be on the longlist will be announced 14th August 2022 on the Funny Women site and social media. Judging continues until we reach our Shortlist of 10 films

Round 3

The shortlist will be announced via the website, social media and emails to the successful entrants on the week of 25th August.

These Shortlisted videos will then be viewed by our exclusive panel of top industry judges who will then decide which ones should make it to the top three.

The top three will be announced via website, social media and email on 8th September.

Finals

The winner will be announced at the Stage Award final on 29th September 2022 in London. The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners.

Content Creator Award supported by

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Deadline for Registration 23:59GMT on 25th AUGUST 2022

Judging Process

Nominations Open

The Content Creator Award is entirely publicly nominated.

Nominations are made on this very website only starting from 1st April 2022.

Nominations Close

Nominations close 23:59GMT on Monday 25th August

public voting on the top 20 nominations

Voting opens 12:00GMT on Thursday 1st September

The Content Creator receiving the most votes by this night of the final will be the winner of the Award.

Finals

The winner will be announced at the Stage Award final on 29th September 2022 in London. The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners.