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April media round up

April has been a busy and exciting month as we opened up submissions for the first ever Louise Rennison National Funny Award on April 1st.

Our new award has been making headlines across the UK, with a big double page feature on the competition in the Yorkshire Post, followed by a second article in the paper discussing how Louise's spirit lives on through talented female comic writers.

Born in Leeds, and a very proud Yorkshire lass, it was wonderful to see Louise remembered with such love in her hometown paper.

Another part of the world where Louise lived for many years was Brighton; as Louise's niece, Libby Severs, chatted live with BBC Radio Sussex about the launch of our new award in honour of her "Mad Aunt"!

The comedy world have also been showing their support, with feature articles appearing in leading comedic publications Chortle and the British Comedy Guide.

With schools closed and families looking for new ways to be creative, the education and parenting press have also been writing about our comedy award - as a great way to try something new from home - with features appearing with Let's Go With the Children, The School Run and Independent Education Today.

To submit your entries and find out more, visit our FilmFreeway submisson page here, where you can also send any questions to

Stay tuned to our social media channels for regular updates!

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... submissions for The Louise Rennison National Funny Award 2020 are now closed!

Thank you to everyone who entered the competition! 

Stay tuned to our news page for future updates and annocuments about the award. 

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