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Entry Requirements, Timeline & Judging Process

Content Creator Award

Deadline for nomination 23:59GMT on 14th September 2021

Judging Process

Nominations Open

The Comedy Content Award is entirely publicly nominated.

Nominations are made on this very website only starting from 1st April 2021.

Nominations Close

Nominations close 23:59GMT on Monday 14th September

The Comedy Content Creator receiving the most votes by this point will be the winner of the Award.

Finals

The winners will be announced on the 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Stage Award

Sponsored by Sky Studios

Deadline for registration has passed.

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 100 videos are then reviewed and scored by new industry figures. The top scoring candidates from those 100 entrants will go through to the Virtual Heats. 

These entrants will be announced 13th July 2021 via the website and social media.

Heats

Heats will take place in July 2021 and broadcast online via our Twitch Channel, where our highest scoring artists will be judged by panels of top industry professionals.

The Semi-finalists will be contacted by email and the list published on 10th August.

Semi-Finals

The Semi-Finals will take place in August 2021 and broadcast online via our Twitch 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 the 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London. The final will also be broadcast via our streaming partners, NextUp Comedy.

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Comedy Writing Award

Sponsored by Sky Studios

Deadline for registration has passed.

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  3rd August 2021. 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 24th 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 on 14th September.

Finals

The winner will be announced at the Funny Women Stage Award final on the 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London.

Comedy Shorts Award

Deadline for registration has passed.

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 3rd August 2021 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 24th 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 14th September.

Finals

The winner will be announced at the Funny Women Stage Award final on the 23rd September at Bloomsbury Theatre, London.