Laugh Out Loud

04/12/2017 2:00 PM - 09/01/2018 2:00 PM

Sorry, this competition is closed.


Laugh Out Loud Comedy Writing Competition

Presented by the Australian Writers’ Guild and Scripted Ink

Entries for Laugh Out Loud are now closed. The winners and shortlists will be announced in early 2018.

Keen to bust out your comedy chops with a bright new idea or have a narrative comedy script hiding away in your top drawer?

Think you have the next Rosehaven, Utopia or Please Like Me?

The Australian Writers’ Guild is on the look out for fresh, new and hilarious narrative comedy scripts (series and web series), with the chance to pitch your idea to Head of ABC Comedy Rick Kalowski up for grabs!

Laugh Out Loud is open to narrative comedy scripts (series and web series) with a maximum episode length of 30 minutes.

Entries should include:

The Prize

The winner of Laugh Out Loud will receive:

Up to three shortlisted entrants will receive:

Entrant Guidelines

Entry Guidelines

The Australian Writers’ Guild expects that the winner of Laugh Out Loud will assist in publicly promoting Australian comedy writing, and this Award. For this reason recipients should be prepared to participate in a small number of media opportunities at the time of their award.

Judging Guidelines

The competition will be judged by an industry panel.

In the first round, judges will assess the entries for:

A longlist will be determined according to the above criteria. In the second round, a new panel of judges will assess the longlisted entries against the above-mentioned criteria to select the shortlist.


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