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

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





Comedy Writing Competition

Closing date: Thursday 12 October 2017

 

Set your comedy writing muscles in action!

 

There are cash prizes for the 1st prize winners in each category of the competition plus performance and publication opportunities. For the runners-up there is an array of comedy related prizes and all prize winners will receive a Women in Comedy Festival memory stick. 

 

The fifth Women in Comedy Festival, the only Festival of its kind in Europe, is to take place in Manchester Thursday 19th – Sunday 29th October 2017.

 

Category 1 - A three minutes comedy sketch or monologue

The winning sketch/monologue in this section will be performed in a small stage space so please be considerate about props, scenery, lighting, sound and other effects.

 

Category 2 - Humorous Short Story of less than 1,000 words.

 

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


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