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ThreeWeeks gets ready for the Editors’ Awards

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

ThreeWeeks Editors' Awards

As the Festival draws to a close once again we are well and truly into awards season, as various media and institutions dish out gongs to the great and the good of this year’s Edinburgh season. And that includes ThreeWeeks. Once again we will present our Editors’ Awards on the final weekend of the Festival, this time on Saturday 24 Aug at 11am at theSpace @ Niddry Street.

ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses explains: “We launched the Editors’ Awards at the end of our tenth festival back in 2005. There was already a plethora of great Edinburgh award programmes focused on one genre or another – and more have launched since – and we didn’t want to compete with any of them. Nor did we want to find that one genre that had so far gone un-awarded and launch something very niche to fill the gap. We wanted the freedom to celebrate anything that we felt made any one festival particularly brilliant”.

And so that is how the Editors’ Awards work. Each year the ThreeWeeks editors simply pick ten things that they think added that extra little special something to the Festival just gone. There are no categories and no specialisms – awards can go to shows, performers, producers, venues, even whole festivals. In past years awards have even been presented to apps, promotional campaigns, and people who have turned Fringe turmoil into Fringe triumph.

Caro continues: “There is no formal entry process. Before we sit down to draw up the shortlist we take input from our vast reviewing team – via both their published reviews and their internal recommendations – looking for excellent and innovative shows and ventures that have excited and impressed multiple reviewers, either in the festival just gone, or over successive years. We then add into that our own Festival experiences past and present to decide which ten individuals or groups are most deserving that specific year”.

Find out who this year’s winners are by joining us at theSpace @ Niddry Street at 11am on Saturday. Or follow us on Twitter @threeweeks or check out www.ThreeWeeks.co.uk/awards.

And for news on all the other Festival awards being presented this week, go to www.threeweeksedinburgh.com/festivalawards