Cwtch Awards – Best newcomer


International Welsh Cabaret Festival (IWCF) information

Important dates:

Application period begins: 22nd May 2015

Application deadline: 31th  July 2015 (midnight)

Announcements: 15th August 2015

How to apply:

We accept electronic applications below only

You will receive a receipt that we have received it.


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Application fee:

There is no application fee for the festival!


Application footage:

Your application must include a link to footage of the act you wish to perform. There are no exceptions to this rule. The quality of the film/lighting background etc. is not of great concern, what we need is to see your routine properly. Please note that all material must be made publicly available on-line and that we won’t log in anywhere, join any sites or download any material. (We prefer YouTube!)


The Cwtch Award is open to all newbie cabaret performance, from circus, burlesque, sideshow and cabaret performers. *newbie is classed as less than 2 years or 20 performances.


The Award

3 winners of the Cwtch Award will be voted by the audience. In addition to the title and trophy the winners will be asked to perform on Saturday 14th November at the Gala Show.

All applicants should be prepared to perform on the following day.



Please note that there will be a nominal payment of £30 towards your expenses.


Good Luck with your application.

Festival to Excite and Empower!