Festival info

Melbourne Fringe Awards

Best in Category Awards

Best Cabaret

Best Circus

Best Comedy

Best Dance & Physical Theatre

Best Experimental

Best Kids

Best Music

Best Theatre

Best Visual Arts & Film

Best Words & Ideas

Special Awards

Best Emerging Artist

Best Feminist Work
Supported by MC Security

Industry Trivia All-Star Champion Award

Melbourne Fringe Living Legend

People's Choice Award

Spirit of the Fringe

Sound and Technical Excellence Award
Supported by ALV Productions

Venue of the Year

Touring Awards

The New Zealand Tour Ready Award
Supported by New Zealand Fringe

The NSW Tour Ready Award
Supported by Sydney Fringe

The Queensland Tour Ready Award
Supported by Brisbane Comedy Festival

The SA Tour Ready Award
Supported by Adelaide Fringe

The Summerhall Award
Supported by Summerhall, Edinburgh

The WA Tour Ready Award
Supported by FRINGE WORLD Festival

Artist Development Awards

Access and Inclusion Award
Supported by Arts Access Victoria

Best Emerging Circus Performer
Supported by Theatre Network
Australia's CaPT Initiative

Best Emerging Indigenous Artist
Supported by Wilin Centre (VCA & MCM)

Best Emerging Performance Ensemble
Supported by Theatre Network Australia

Best Emerging Producer
Supported by MILKE

Best Emerging Writer
Supported by Emerging Writers' Festival

Children as Creative Collaborators Award
Supported by ArtPlay

Evolution Award
Supported by Arts House

Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice
Supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria

Market Ready Award
Supported by Regional Arts Victoria

Original New Circus
Supported by Circus Oz

The Discovery Award
Supported by Melbourne International Arts Festival

The Temperance Hall Award
Supported by Phillip Adams BalletLab

Trades Hall Residency Award
Supported by Melbourne Fringe

Young Creatives Award
Supported by SIGNAL

Fringe Furniture Awards

Authentic Design Award of Merit
Supported by Authentic Design Alliance

Award for Experimental Design
Supported by Lovell Chen

Award for Lighting Innovation
Supported by Rakumba

CNC Production Award
Supported by Like Butter

Design for a Circular Economy Award
Supported by Banyule City Council

Emerging Designer Award
Supported by Craft Victoria

Finely Crafted Award (Emerging)
Supported by The Shed

Maker in Residence Award
Supported by FAB9

Unite Exhibition Provocation Award
Supported by The Abbotsford Convent

Design Innovation Award
Supported by Tait