Three awards will be presented on the night.
* BEST NEW WRITING (chosen by the judging panel)
* BEST ACTOR (chosen by the judging panel)
* BEST PRODUCTION (chosen by the audience)
A judging panel of industry professionals will be amongst the audience on the night. They select the winners for two categories; Best New Writing and Best Actor, and will present all the awards on the evening. (The audience will be selecting the winner of Best Production).
The 2012 judging panel are:
Actor Steve Huison. Steve is well known as Coronation Street's Eddie Windass & Lomper in The Full Monty. Steve has a wealth of stage & screen experience and co-runs Shoestring Theatre Company.
Actress & Agent Philippa Howell. Philippa represents actors at her successful agency, Philippa Howell Personal Management.
Playwright John Goodrum. John is artistic director at Rumpus Theatre Company. His plays & adaptations have been produced nationwide by leading production companies. John was a judge on the 2011 panel.