Thursday, August 24, 2006

Edinburgh Writing Awards 2006 - winners

The Winners of the 2006 Edinburgh Writing Awards run by the Writers' Guild and The List have been announced. Chosen from a shortlist selected from a total of 392 eligible performances, the judging panel has chosen the following winners:
  • Best Comedy Writing (Prize: £500): Reginald D Hunter
  • Best Comedy Newcomer (Prize: £250 plus BBC mentoring scheme): Simon Brodkin
  • Best Theatre Writing (Prize: £500): Gregory Burke for Black Watch
  • Best Theatre Newcomer (Prize: £250 plus BBC mentoring scheme): Adam Rapp for Finer Noble Gases
The Awards were presented at the Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. In addition to the other prizes, each winner will be offered a year’s free membership to the Guild.

The judging panel consisted of:
  • Arthur Smith, comedian (Chair)
  • Sally Avens, BBC Drama Producer
  • Nick Barley, Editor, The List
  • Steve Cramer, Theatre Editor of The List
  • Brian Donaldson, Comedy Editor of The List
  • Pete Sinclair, comedy writer

Awards ceremony photos

Reginald D HunterReginald D Hunter: Best Comedy Writing

Simon BrodkinSimon Brodkin: Best Comedy Newcomer

John TiffanyBlack Watch director John Tiffany accepts the award for Best Theatre Writing on behalf of Gregory Burke.

Adam RappAdam Rapp: Best Theatre Newcomer

Photos by Luke Watson.

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