Thursday 19th - Sunday 29th October 2017, Manchester UK

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Comedy Writing Competition


Category 1 – 3mins. sketch or monologue

 

The three prize winners, in no particular order, are:

 

Jane Beaufore – An Elevator Speech monologue

 

Tracy Turner-Jones – Jill vs Wonder Woman sketch

 

Angela Higson – Survival sketch

 

Other short listed entries were:

 

Maria Pruden – Cold War monologue

Steve Hughes – Do It Yourself monologue

Mary Searle Chatterjee – Channel 4 News at Seven sketch

Mary Searle Chatterjee – Thought For the Day monologue

Mary Searle Chatterjee – Grannies for a Greener World sketch

Lucy Keen – Frankie, Tales of a Pub Landlady monologue

Rosie Kelby – No Pain No Gain sketch

 

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Category 2 – short story of less than 1,000 words

 

The three prize winners, in no particular order, are:

 

Victoria Honeybourne – The Thorn in my Side

 

Jane Ayres – Round Robin

 

Tracey Smith – Sub Optimal Festivities

 

Other short listed entries were:

 

Charlotte Wilson – Untitled

Frances Gapper – Medusa’s Lover

Mared Jones – The Reluctant Rambler

Kirsty Grove – Untitled

Christine Tapper - Don’t Kick the Bucket

Felicity Cowell - The Time I Pretended to be Vegan

Laura de Ryver - A Eulogy for Boo


PRIZES

 

Category 1

1st prize - £50 + Women in Comedy memory stick + a performance at the Women in Comedy Festival + publication on the Festival website.

 

2nd prize – Women in Comedy T-shirt + signed copy of Some People Have Too Many Legs by Jackie Hagan + Women in Comedy memory stick  

 

3rd prize – Signed copy of Some People Have Too Many Legs by Jackie Hagan + Women in Comedy memory stick  

 

Category 2

1st prize - £50 + Women in Comedy memory stick + plus a reading at the Women in Comedy Festival + publication on the Festival website

 

2nd prize – Women in Comedy T-shirt + signed copy of Some People Have Too Many Legs by Jackie Hagan + Women in Comedy memory stick  

 

3rd prize – Signed copy of Some People Have Too Many Legs by Jackie Hagan + Women in Comedy memory stick  

 

The 1st Prize winners will be invited to perform/read their entry during the Festival. If this is not possible the winning entries will be performed/read by experienced comedy practitioners

 

ENTRY FEES

 

£3 per sketch, monologue or short story.

To be paid by Paypal. You do not need to have a Paypal account to do this.


Please use the add to cart button to make payment and then email your submission to

writing@womenincomedy.co.uk





JUDGES

 

Marissa Burgess

Arts journalist who specialises in writing about comedy and also freelances in PR for artists and comedians.

 

Katy Matthews

Stage Manager, Assistant Producer and Production Co-ordinator for The Treason Show a monthly Brighton based topical stage show

 

Emma Taylor

Artistic Director for News Revue a weekly London topical stage show

We recommend:

A book for anyone who wants to be serious about becoming a stand-up comic and wants to do it well. Lots of down-to-earth practical advice on crafting a successful set and gaining confidence in your material.

Available from Amazon and other suppliers.


Covering all kinds of comedy writing from writing jokes, sketches and children's humour to stand-up, sitcom, humorous fiction and non fiction - and everything in between. Copies of ‘Comedy Writing’ are still available on Amazon. 

RULES

 Closing date for entries is Thursday 12 October 2017


Download Comedy Writing Competition entry rule 2017.pdf