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New comedy award for 11-18 year olds - free to enter

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Something that might be of interest to parents/teachers/teens keen to take part in something creative and fun during lock down ...

The Louise Rennison National Funny Award - is a new writing and performing arts competition designed to showcase the creative and comedic talents of young people in the UK.

Inspired by the legacy of late Author and comedian Louise Rennison, the award encourages 11 to 18 year olds to create original comedy by submitting up to 1,000 words or three pages of creative copy or a funny video performance of up to three minutes.

The free to enter competition is open from April 1st, with submissions closing on August 31st, where a panel of judges ? including presenters, comedians and writers ? will select the overall competition winners ? set to be revealed in October.

The competition falls into two categories:

- Comedic Writing (up to 1,000 words of creative copy ? this could be a short story, a script, a screen play, a book chapter or an article for a magazine or newspaper).

- Comedic Performance (up to three minutes of video ? this could be a scene for a film, a TV show, a play, an advert or a stand-up performance).

Submissions will be judged in two age bands: 11 to 14 and 15 to 18 with the option to enter as an individual or a group (up to four people maximum).

There will be prizes for first place, second place and third place runners up that include interactive comedic and creative writing and performance workshops with established writers and comedians; with over 100 books to be given away to runners up.

For more visit www.louiserennisonnationalfunnyaward.com

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