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Ralph Jones.

BCG Pro Talent Awards Writing 2020 winners

The winners of the inaugural BCG Pro Talent Awards for Writing have been revealed.

The 2020 contest involved entrants being tasked to write two sketches, one set in a greengrocer's shop and the other themed 'trouble at the office'.

Entries were judged by TV producer Caroline Norris, writer and director Joe Hullait, producer and writer Ben Spiteri, and top sketch writer Gemma Arrowsmith.

Ralph Jones (pictured) was selected as the overall winner. A freelance writer, journalist, and comedy performer, Jones performs and writes with sketch group The Awkward Silence.

Speaking about winning, he says: "Well well well. A shock and a delight to have won this gorgeous competition. Very few awards reward you for entering a short sketch you've written about a bear (naming no names - Booker Prize). But, at last, I have found one. And I couldn't be happier."

Will Ince was named as the winner in the Starter category. He says: "I'm completely chuffed to have won, especially because of the fierce competition. I cant wait to see where this may take my comedy career."

The full shortlists as selected by the judges is as follows:

Ralph Jones (Winner)

Zoë Browne

Neil Benson

Karen Morden

Josh Cummings

The Starter category:

Will Ince (Winner)

Ben Nolan

Scott Oswald

Aside from bragging rights, the shortlisted finalists will receive a mentoring opportunity, and British Comedy Guide will be endeavouring to help produce their sketches as an audio or video project.

The BCG Pro Talent Awards comprise of three different skills-based competitions: Writing, Performance and Production. The Writing Award will return in 2021, and the inaugural Performance award is now open for submissions. Find out more

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