About the awards
The Comedy Poster Awards celebrate the best artwork at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
With hundreds of acts and hundreds of thousands of potential customers coming to the Fringe, having a strong, funny, informative, or entertaining poster has become a vital marketing tactic for comedians to get bums on seats.
First taking place in 2014, this competition was established by TV and live comedy producer Gina Lyons to celebrate the most popular and loved designs in poster artwork at the Fringe: from the idea, to the photo, to the finished artwork.
We look to shout about and celebrate the hard graft that goes into perfecting the art of poster design, ideas and photography.
There are two categories: The Panel Award, in which the shortlist and winner is decided by expert judges; and The Audience Award, which is decided via voting buttons on this website.
The awards will return in 2024.
Any questions? Contact us via British Comedy Guide.
Each of 2023's winners received a package of free placements of their 2024 Fringe posters around Edinburgh, courtesy of the city council's advertising partner, Out of Hand.
Out of Hand are proud to support these awards. Having witnessed so many different posters across the city, this is a great opportunity to see which ones have really made an impact with the public and stand out with great creative design.
2023 Panel Award - Bennett Arron
2023 Audience Award - Daniel Foxx
2022 Panel Award - Milo Edwards
2022 Audience Award - Jordan Gray
2019 Panel Award - Jessica Fostekew
2019 Audience Award - Sofie Hagen
2018 Panel Award - Lou Sanders
2018 Beer52 Audience Award - Olaf Falafel
2016 Panel Award - Lou Sanders
2016 Audience Award - Desiree Burch
2015 Panel Award - Tom Parry
2015 Audience Award - Michael Stranney, Olaf Falafel
2014 Panel Award - Holly Walsh
Entries to the competition are subject to the Comedy Poster Awards rules.