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BCG Pro Talent Awards

BCG Pro Talent Awards

The BCG Pro Talent Awards, launching in 2020, will celebrate the best up-and-coming British comedy writers, producers and live performers. They're designed to both challenge and develop entrants' abilities, and to showcase the best new talents to the comedy industry.

Entry will be free for BCG Pro subscribers, and £80 for non-members. Why not join BCG Pro today?

There are two levels of award: one for Starter members and one for our other members; so you're only ever competing with your peers.

More details will follow when these awards open for entries, but below is an outline of what you can expect.

Writing Star Awards

BCG Pro Talent Awards: Writing

This award will involve sending us two 90-second sketches to a given brief. Every script will be read, with the work of the top 6 selected writers presented to our judging panel.

Prizes include script reports and placements with production partners.

Performance Star Awards

BCG Pro Talent Awards: Perfomance

The Performance award is for those who perform comedy live. We'll be accepting submissions in the form of 5-minute video clips, which must have been recorded in the last 12 months. The best 6 entrants in the Emerging level competition will compete in an exciting live final, alongisde the Starter winner.

Prizes include a live gig spot and expert coaching.

Production Star Awards

BCG Pro Talent Awards: Production

The Production prizes will be judged upon the submission of a short film or video sketch. Our industry panel will select up to 8 of the best.

Prizes include exhibition of the winning clips on British Comedy Guide, and promotion to our huge audience.

The details above are an outline of the intended competition procedure. Exact prizes and entry details are subject to change. British Comedy Guide reserves the right to alter prize and entry methods and requirements without prior notice.