Every year, the Brighton Fringe Awards celebrate the outstanding performances and events that make the festival fly. A whole host of awards celebrate the variety of art forms on show at the Fringe, and each award recognises the respective recipients in a unique way. All companies who win an award also win a free registration to take part in Brighton Fringe the following year.
Brighton Fringe Awards 2020:
The Brighton Fringe Exhibitions Award in Association with Artists Open Houses
All exhibitions listed in the Brighton Fringe programme will be visited by Artist Open House judges for this award. Each will be assessed on its quality, integrity and concept.
The Fringe Review Outstanding Theatre Award
There's no need to apply for an award from FringeReview. In fact, they actively ask you not to pitch your show for the award. Their awards aren't based on an application process, rather it all comes down to the views of the review team. If a reviewer believes a show is worthy of an award, it is then re-seen by another reviewer or reviewers. If the award is confirmed, the company will be notified of their success.
New Writing South Best New Play Award
This award is presented to a playwright in recognition of an outstanding, original theatre script produced at Brighton Fringe.
The criteria for entering is:
- An original scripted piece of work
- Written within the last 12 months
- Maximum of 10 previous performances
- Be at least 40 minutes long in performance time
- Be staged at Brighton Fringe 2020
Note: New translations of foreign language scripts will be considered if they meet the criteria above.
The submission window will open on Monday 3rd February 2020. All submissions must be received by Friday 3 April 2020.
Voice’s Best Newcomer Award at Brighton Fringe
Are you a Brighton Fringe first-timer? We want to hear from you!
At Brighton Fringe 2020, Voice Magazine will be awarding a prize to the Best Newcomer. Your show can be in any category (theatre, comedy, circus, visual arts etc), there is only one condition for eligibility: it must be your first time at Brighton Fringe.
To be in the running you must apply to Voice by 16 April 2020 with details of your show, dates of performances and information about your company or solo practice.
Voice will create an internal longlist and then send a reviewer to one of your performances if chosen—don’t worry, they’ll arrange tickets directly through the Fringe.
Towards the end of the Fringe we will publish a shortlist and Voice Magazine will get in contact for interviews. From there, they will let us know the finalists so we can invite you to the award ceremony.
What will you get?
All shortlisted applicants will:
- Have their show reviewed on Voice during the Fringe and mentioned on social media
- Be offered interviews where possible
- Be able to request assets stating your nomination to the shortlist
The winner will:
- Have their work featured on Voice Magazine.
- Be awarded Voice’s Brighton Fringe Best Newcomer Award in the closing ceremony
- Profiled throughout the year (up to four times), to follow your progress.
How to apply
The submission window will open on Monday 20th January 2020. All submissions must be received by 23:59 on 16 April 2020.
Voice is a magazine and platform for young creatives covering arts, culture, politics and technology. Voice is the Youth Media Partner of Brighton Fringe.
Voice works with a team of opinionated young reviewers aged 16-30 years to see shows, publish reviews in the online magazine and find the Best Newcomer to Brighton Fringe 2020.