Comedy Poster Awards

About the awards

A poster promoting Comedy Poster Awards voting inside a Fringe venue

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 (who will be announced in July); and The Audience Award, which is decided via voting buttons on this website.

The 2022 contest is now open, with the winners set to be announced at a ceremony in Edinburgh on Sunday 14th August 2022. Entry and voting closes 23:59 on Friday 12th August 2022.

If you have artwork, submit your poster now. If you're a comedy fan, please browse the entries and vote for the posters you'd like to support.

Any questions? Contact us via British Comedy Guide.

Previous winners

2019 Panel Award - Jessica Fostekew

Hench. Jessica Fostekew. Copyright: Idil Sukan / Chris Lince

2019 Audience Award - Sofie Hagen

The Bumswing. Sofie Hagen. Copyright: Matt Crockett / Haiminh Le

2018 Panel Award - Lou Sanders

Lou Sanders: Shame Pig. Lou Sanders

2018 Beer52 Audience Award - Olaf Falafel

Olaf Falafel: There's No i In Idiot. Olaf Falafel

2016 Panel Award - Lou Sanders

What's that lady doing?. Lou Sanders

2016 Audience Award - Desiree Burch

Evolution. Desiree Burch

2015 Panel Award - Tom Parry

Tom Parry: Yellow T-shirt. Tom Parry

2015 Audience Award - Michael Stranney, Olaf Falafel

Expect the unexporcupine

2014 Panel Award - Holly Walsh

Never Had It. Holly Walsh

Small print

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Entries to the competition are subject to the Comedy Poster Awards rules.