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Promotional poster for The List Festival Awards in partnership with Johnnie Walker Princes Street, scheduled for August 23rd in Edinburgh. The design features bold white text against a dark, swirling red and black background with logos for Fringe and Sit-Up Awards.

The List magazine launch major new awards for Edinburgh Festivals 2024

Leading Edinburgh Festival magazine, The List has launched an exciting new set of awards which will announce winners at a star-studded, invite-only ceremony on Friday 23rd August, partnered with Johnnie Walker Princes Street. The List Festival Awards will celebrate this legendary Scottish publication as they near 40 years and shine a light on the rich array of Art, Book, Film, Fringe and International festivals this summer.

The award categories are:

  • ART - Best rising Scottish artist
  • BOOKS - Best rising Scottish author
  • FILM - Best Scottish film
  • FRINGE - Best show 
  • FRINGE - Encore Fringe Award for best rising performer
  • FRINGE - Sit-Up Award for best production with a social impact
  • FRINGE - Best show from Adelaide
  • FRINGE - Spirit of The Fringe Award
  • INTERNATIONAL - Best show

August is a jam packed month for everyone involved during the Edinburgh Festival. In the third week, The List Festival Awards will provide both a well-deserved buzz and extra incentive for performers, producers and audiences to take on the final few weeks with renewed and excited energy. These new awards will fully take in the breadth of what is happening during such an exciting and inspiring time and will pay tribute to many of those who make August a very special landmark in the arts and culture calendar.

A range of opinions from writers and commentators will be gathered to create a strong shortlist and an eventual winner. The Spirit of The Fringe Award will be in honour of a show, venue or individual who best encapsulates that spirit. Two of the awards are presented in partnership with other organisations. The Sit-Up Awards winner will receive £5,000 and a slot on the 24/25 Fringe Encore series. The Fringe Encore Award will receive a run at the SoHo Playhouse in New York including accommodation and travel + financial support.  All other award winners will each receive £500.

Further Information:  The List