Entry
Requirements

Stage Award supported by

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Are you a stand up? Musical comedian? Sketch group? Improviser? Character act? Clown? Cabaret performer? Whatever genre your comedy style, we want to see you perform!

Whether you’re established, up-and-coming or a complete newbie, the Stage Award is looking for the best new comedy act and our prize package will offer career development and industry support.

WHO CAN ENTER? 

The Stage Award is open to all new acts with no or under five years of agency representation.

HOW DO I ENTER?

To enter the Stage Award complete the registration form and submit a 5-minute YouTube video of one single continuous performance, i.e. your set (see below). An edit comprising of more than one performance is not permitted.  This does not need to be a professional standard video and can be a home self tape via your smartphone! Funny Women’s panel of industry judges will only watch 5 minutes of your recorded performance, so please, only submit the 5 minutes you want us to watch!

WHAT IS YOUR SET AND HOW LONG IS IT? 

Your set should be 5 minutes of your best comedy material. It will always be 5 minutes and you can use the same material throughout the whole competition. 

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

See more here.

HOW CAN I ENTER?

On the registration page here.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

See the Prizes page here.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

The deadline for registration for the Stage Award is 23:59GMT on 1ST JUNE 2022.

If you still have any questions about the Stage Award please contact us.

 

Comedy Writing supported by

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We’re looking for script writers with a real flair for comedy narrative and the ability to put together a laugh-out-loud joke on paper.  Joint entries are welcome. The award focuses on new voices, meaning you are not eligible to enter if you are or have been employed as a writer or given paid commissions on a regular basis for one or more TV, Radio, Digital or Film projects.

Your script must be an original piece of work of which you are the author/s. Please do not submit work that has previously been produced for broadcast on television or radio. If in doubt, contact us here.

  • Send us your 1-2 page treatment, and 10 consecutive pages from one episode of a comedy script for television or radio. Do not send us your full script.
  • Scripts and Treatments must be submitted in English and scripts presented in standard TV or Radio format. There is excellent script writing software free to download online. Refer to the BBC Writers Room for guidance on format. Please send your treatment and script as a single PDF – again there are many free packages online that will convert documents into pdfs.
  • Scripts are judged for their concept, tone, characters, plot, structure, dialogue, humour and overall marketability.
  • A panel of professional readers will select a long-list of 25 scripts which will be submitted to a panel of industry judges for the final short-list.
  • Due to the high number of entries, we are only able to offer feedback to those who make the short-list.
  • There is no ‘right’ way of writing a Treatment, however we would recommend you consider including a logline, short synopsis, outline of the series, character breakdowns and 3-6 episode summaries as used by BAFTA-Rocliffe.
  • One entry per person or writing partnership.  If you write in a partnership you may also submit a solo script.


HOW CAN I ENTER?

On the registration page here.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

See the Prizes page here.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Writing Award is 23:59GMT on 1ST JUNE 2022.

If you still have any questions about the Comedy Writing Award please contact us.

COMEDY Shorts Award Supported by

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Are you a budding Director? Producer? Screenwriter? Are you collaborating with friends to make a funny video? Then we are looking for YOU!

If you have a short film or sketch that you think is hilarious, then enter your work for our Comedy Shorts Award to be in with a chance of winning some life-changing support and mentoring from comedy professionals.

WHAT KIND OF FILM ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

A 1- 6 minute film that can take the form of anything comical. It’s a great opportunity to show us your creative flair and have fun!

WHO CAN ENTER?

This award is open to all women filmmakers and content developers. The film must be an original narrative created, produced and devised by a woman, or women, although male cast and crew members are allowed.

ARE THERE ANY ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR MY FILM?

Yes – we require all films to be 6 minutes or under, to be entirely original dialogue, to not feature brand logos and most importantly, to only use music with the written consent of the performer and/or publisher either personally or via the PRS system https://www.prsformusic.com/ .

WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH MY FILM?

We will broadcast selected entries on our Funny Women YouTube channel and social media (so keep an eye out) and the top 10 finalists’ films will also hosted on a dedicated Funny Women Comedy Shorts Awards page on our website. We will also broadcast the final 3 entries as part of the grand final night.

HOW IS IT JUDGED?

Films are judged for production, concept, delivery/performance, creativity, writing and overall funniness. The top 10 films are then viewed by an independent judging panel of top television and film industry professionals who will choose one overall winner and two runners up. The final three will be invited to attend the grand final in London.

HOW CAN I ENTER?

On the registration page here.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

See the Prizes page here.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

The deadline for registration for the Comedy Shorts Award is 23:59GMT on 1ST JUNE 2022.

If you still have any questions about the Comedy Shorts Award please contact us.

Content Creator Award supported by

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Our public voted award of the year. This award focuses on finding new voices that might otherwise be overlooked by mainstream networks. Hidden Gems of comedy that you find on social media networks. We want to help them find the limelight. 

Rules

  • No duplicate votes from nominators.
  • Must be original content and not contain the work of others.
  • Has to be comedy.
  • Not associated to a broadcaster or production company that produces broadcast material.
  • You can nominate yourself.

 

HOW CAN I ENTER?

On the registration page here.

WHAT CAN I WIN?

See the Prizes page here.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE?

The deadline for nominations for the Content Creator Award is 23:59GMT on Monday 25th August.

If you still have any questions about the Content Creator Award please contact us.

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