ALL ABOUT AWARDS
Fringe shouldn’t be about competition. In fact, here at the Hollywood Fringe we’ve become known for having a welcoming and constructive community. However, awards can have an extremely valuable impact on a production. And so we have the Fringe Award Ceremony on the last day of the festival with a Closing Night Party afterward.
We give out two kinds of awards: Community Awards & Sponsored Awards.
Sponsored Awards are presented by outside organizations to commend like-minded artists. We'll post this year's list of Sponsored Awards here once they have been vetted and approved. Interested in sponsoring an award? You can read all about how to do so here.
The Community Awards, also lovingly known as “The Freaks”, are determined by the Fringe community. These highly-coveted awards are given out to the best shows in each category (“Best in Ensemble Theatre”, “Best in Comedy”, etc.). The highest honor, the "Top of the Fringe" Award is given to the show most adored by the Fringe community.
Fringe community members will receive ballots during the last days of the festival via email. This includes participants, venue managers, audience members who see a certain amount of shows and those who leave a certain number of reviews on hollywoodfringe.org.
One of the sponsored awards presented every year is The Encore! Producers' Awards (formerly "Best of Fringe"), which gives participants the opportunity to extend their run. Since this is an award presented by an outside organization, you will need to contact them directly to be considered.
You can purchase tickets for most of the extended shows directly through the Fringe website.