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Entry Requirements & Judging Process

Stage Award
Deadline for registration 23:59GMT on 1st June 2021.

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 on the week of 22nd June via the website and social media.

Heats

These will take place in July 2021, 10 Heat’s will be held online, 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 Tuesday 3rd August

Semi-Finals

These will take place in August 2021 – they will be online streamed events.

The top 5 from each event will be revealed on 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.

Comedy Writing Award
Deadline for registration 23:59GMT on 30th June 2021.

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 longlisted will be announced on the Funny Women site and via social media the week of 12th July. 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 the week of 2nd 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 again the week of 13th September.

Finals

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

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Comedy Shorts Award
Deadline for registration 23:59GMT on 30th June 2021.

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 longlisted will be announced the week of 12th July 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 2nd 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 again the week of 13th September.

Finals

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

Comedy Content Creator
Deadline for nomination 23:59GMT 14th September

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