This year Chortle will be hosting 12 heats around the country, kicking off at Glasgow’s QMU on February 15 – followed by two London semi-finals in May and a final at the Edinburgh Fringe, where our winner will take home a £1,000 prize, as well as the kudos the title confers.
You can follow the progress of the competition on YouTube and social media, too.
Rules & Guidelines:
- This event is open to students aged 18 years or over on January 1, 2016, enrolled in full-time tertiary education in the UK. You will be required to produce some form of student ID at your heat to prove your eligibility.
- Winners of each heat will be invited to perform at one of two semi-finals, along with wildcard performers chosen at the judges’ discretion or via a people’s choice voting mechanism. Acts will be selected at the semi-finals to take part in the final at the Edinburgh Fringe.
- Performances should last five minutes for the heats and seven minutes for semi-final and the final, with 30 seconds leeway either side. Acts will be given a visual indication when their time is about to expire. Contestants must use their own, original material. Acts in the final or semi-final may use the same material as they did in the heats, or a different set, without prejudice.
- Heat winners will be listed at www.chortle.co.uk after each heat. The best runners-up, selected to take part in the semi-finals, will be announced shortly after the final heat. The act selected as the winner of the final by a panel of judges will win £1,000, and the runner-up will win £250. In all the heats, semi-final and final the judges’ decisions are final, no reasons for judgements will be given.
Find out more: http://www.chortle.co.uk/news