A Sketch for Sammy was established in the memory of young musician Phil Richardson. Inaugural award-winner, Morpeth lad Kevin Wilkinson, had his sketch performed by newsreaders Pam Royle and Ian Payne with Emmerdale’s Laura Norton, to two packed City Hall audiences at Sunday for Sammy 2016. Now we're looking for a winner for 2016, and it could be you!
Top North East stand ups Jason Cook and Gavin Webster will select six sketches to be worked on with Ed Waugh, before being performed by the Laffalang Gang at The Stand on August 7. A Sunday For Sammy trustee panel will then decide who will win the Sketch for Sammy 2016 Philip Richardson Comedy Award... and it could be you!
The closing date for entries to this year's competition is May 29th. Submissions should be between 500 and 1000 words - please send it via email to email@example.com. And good luck!
Here's the small print....
A SKETCH FOR SAMMY COMPETITION RULES
All writers must be North East based
All entrants must be aged over 16
The closing date is 5pm on May 29th
Successful applicants (up to ten people) will be informed via email on Friday, June 19
Due to the expected number of entrants, If you have not heard by Friday, June 19, you have not been successful
Any sketches, if subsequently used in the Laffalang or Sunday for Sammy, will be credited to the writers
The judges' decision will be final - no correspondence will be entered into.