2018 Award Winners

See all previous FRINGE WORLD award winners here.

2018 Award Winners

Martin Sims Award
Presented by FRINGE WORLD

The Martin Sims Award is the top prize of the Festival, recognising the best new Western Australian work in the Festival that is destined to succeed on the world’s stage. The Award honours Martin Sims, an Artrage Chairperson who contributed greatly to developing opportunities for WA creatives.

Winner: What Doesn't Kill You (Blah Blah) Stronger presented by Holland St Productions


The Blaz Award

Presented to the best writing for performance by a WA writer. The Award honours George Blazevich, a celebrated Perth playwright who was loved dearly by the local Theatre community.

Winner: Find the Lady presented by The Blue Room Theatre Summer Nights & Matt Penny


Cabaret Award
Presented by Kleenheat

Winner: Betty Grumble LOVE ANGER (or Sex Clown Saves the World AGAIN!) presented by Emma Maye Gibson

WA Winner: Backdoor Cabaret presented by Perth Cabaret Collective


Children's Award
Presented by FRINGE WORLD

Winner: Children are Stinky presented by Circus Trick Tease

WA Winner: Mr. Ricochet's Family Circus Show presented by City of Stirling's Summerset Arts Festival & Ricochet Entertainment


Circus Award
Presented by MadFish Wines

Winner: Briefs: Close Encounters presented by Briefs Factory

WA Winner: Lunar Circus presents "The Circus Cabaret" presented by Lunar Circus  


Comedy Award
Presented by Gage Roads Brewing Co. 

Winner: Super Woman Money Program presented by Elizabeth Davie

WA Winner: Luke Bolland - Name Dropper presented by Five Star Stand-up Comedy


Dance & Physical Theatre Award 
Presented by K&L Gates 

Winner: The Honeymoon Suite presented by Bernadette Lewis


Film & Multimedia Award
Presented by Channel Nine 

Winner: 12 Films Heart presented by City of Perth in association with 12Films


Free & Community Award
Presented by Lotterywest

Winner: Leedypalooza - Dancin' in the Street presented by Leederville Connect


Music & Musicals Award
Presented by Nova 93.7 

Winner: Jessie Gordon is Ruining Your Night presented by Jessie Gordon


Theatre Award
Presented by ABC Radio Perth 

Winner (joint): ANYMAN presented by Shalom House in conjunction with Fenceline Theatre Company

Winner (joint): Artifice with Stuart Lightbody presented by Stuart Lightbody


Visual Arts Award
Presented by FRINGE WORLD Festival 

Winner: making place presented by Annette Nykiel


Street Performance & Buskers Award
Presented by City of Perth 

Winner: Head First Acrobats


The West Australian Arts Editors Award
Presented by The West Australian 

Winner: A Simple Space presented by Gravity & Other Myths  

WA Winner: What Doesn't Kill you (Blah Blah) Stronger presented by Holland St Productions


ECU Performing Arts Award
Presented by Edith Cowan University 

Winner: WA Youth Theatre Company for yourseven


WA Emerging Artist Award
Presented by Woodside 

Winner: WA Youth Theatre Company for yourseven


Spirit of the Fringe Award
Presented by MRA 

Winner (joint): Intra Herena  

Winner (joint): Mr Ivan King  


Independent Program Award 
Presented by: oOh! Media 

Winner: Summer Nights


Independent Venue Award
Presented by: oOh! Media 

Winner: The Blue Room Theatre


Melbourne Fringe Tour Ready Award
Presented by Melbourne Fringe Festival

Winner: Future’s Eve presented by Michelle Aitken


Adelaide Fringe Tour Ready Award
Presented by Adelaide Fringe Festival

Winner: The Cockburn Incident presented by Lucy & Diane


Sydney Fringe Tour Ready Award
Presented by Sydney Fringe Festival

Winner: How to Period Like a Unicorn presented by Lucy Peach