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John Kearns Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner 2015
© Geraint Lewis 2015's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award winner John Kearns

Be a judge on the 2015 Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards panel

Think you could spot the next Steve Coogan, Lee Evans or John Kearns? And would like a free trip to the Edinburgh Fringe? This competition could be for you…

By Ben Williams

Think you’re the ultimate comedy fan? Could you handle more than 100 hours of stand-up in just two weeks? Then you might be exactly who the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards team are looking for.

Each year, the judging panel for the most prestigious prize in comedy consists of industry professionals – radio producers, journalists, TV execs – plus three comedy-loving members of the public.

You’ll need to have tons of energy and be a passionate, regular punter of the live comedy scene. The FECA gang will provide you with accommodation, travel, show tickets and the odd party invitation. Interested? Read the full details (and terms and conditions, of course) below about how to enter. Closing date is Wednesday May 6 2015. Good luck!

How to enter
1 Tell the FECA team in approx 350 words why you are the best candidate.
2 Write three short reviews of your three favourite live comedy acts.
3 Entries must reach the FECA team by May 6 2015. If you are shortlisted, you will be required to attend an informal interview in London on eitherJune 2 or 3 2015 (subject to change). Travel expenses will be reimbursed. Send your entry to, or Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panellist, 11 Maiden Lane, London. WC2E 7NA.
4 The winners will be announced at the end of June.

Terms and conditions
1 Entrants must be 18 or over and resident in the UK.
2 Entrants must be available full time and able to reside in Edinburgh from August 12-29.
3 The competition is not open to employees of the Festival Fringe Society or anyone connected professionally with the comedy business.
4 The prize is a position on the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards judging panel for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2015. The winner must attend approximately six shows a day, possibly more, and provide short reviews for all shows attended.
5 Only one entry per person.
6 The winners will be chosen by the award director Nica Burns and the decision is final.
7 The prize is nontransferable. There will be no cash prize.
8 No responsibility will be taken for entries lost, delayed or incomplete.
9 All costs incurred by the winners other than travel and accommodation are at the winner’s expense.

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