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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Canadian Comedy Awards: Submissions are Open

Comedians, it's that time of year again. Actually, it's been that time of year for a few weeks. And it's coming to a close. If you want to submit yourself for consideration for the Canadian Comedy Awards, now's the time. If you want to save on the submission fee, get your submission in before April 23. Or if you're made of money, you've got until April 30. From all the submissions, a jury will pick the top five in each category. (You may recall What's So Funny? was in the running for Best Podcast last year, losing out to the unbeatable Stop Podcasting Yourself.)

It sure would be great to have more comedians from here in the wild west submit. Last year I believe all the standup categories were filled with Ontario comics. Don't figure it's a done deal. Western comics are just as good as Eastern ones. Even if you submit, then make the finalist list for Best Whatever, and ultimately lose to an Eastern comic, at least you can say you were a Canadian Comedy Award-nominated comedian. And that's something. So get on it. If you have management, get them to buck up for the submission. It's worth a shot.
Submissions are now open for the 15th Annual Canadian Comedy Awards. To make a submission, please log in to your account, go to the Your Submission page and click Add A New Submission.
Public voters are permitted to submit to public categories. Industry voters are permitted to submit to all categories. There is no membership fee required; submission fees are listed below. 
If you do not yet have an account, please visit our Registerpage. 
Before making a submission, please review the 2014 Criteriafor the category to which you are submitting. 
** Submitters are no longer required to pay a membership fee before submitting. Updated submission fees are below. ** 
Early Bird Submission Fee: $50/submission (to April 23, 2014)
Extended Submission Fee: $75/submission (April 24-30, 2014) 
Long story short - Early Bird Submitters pay $15 less per submission, Extended Submitters pay $5 less per submission. 

URGENT - 04/04/2014: We have made a change to submission video criteria in Live Format categories. Submission videos in Live Format "Artist" categories may include edits but no edit may be shorter than 30 seconds. 
Our 2014 criteria updates are now available for you to inspect and criticize! 
Most notably, we have added a new category - BEST VARIETY ACT. Clowns! Musical acts! Hypnotist! Get it together! 
Also of note, the majority of Live Format categories have had their minimum runtimes reduced from 30 minutes to 20 minutes. So middlers and short-form improv troupes - Get. It. Together! 
And finally, remember that Membership fee that some of you resented having to pay? Gone! 
If you paid for a 2014 membership, we will be contacting you shortly to determine if you want it refunded or applied as credit to a 2014 submission.
Click here to view our 2014 criteria. 

Voter/Submitter registration for both public and industry voters is open year-round. Registration is open to all Canadians.
Click here to register.

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