Be a Perrier judge

Comedy fans wanted

Perrier has launched its hunt for three punters to help judge the most coveted prize in comedy.

Those selected will be sent to see scores of eligible shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and share their opinion with the critics and industry figures who form the rest of the panel.

Judges have to be in Edinburgh from August 14 to 29 and accommodation and expenses are paid.

Perrier selects one winner from London through Time Out magazine. Send some sample reviews and a letter explaining why you should be a judge to the magazine at 251 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 7AB by June 17.

Another panellist must be Scottish – and have lived north of the border for more than a decade. This judge is recruited through the official Perrier website.

And a third is chosen through the Times, which will publish details on Monday.

Meanwhile, a design by 13-year-old Argyll schoolgirl Victoria Baikie, right, has been chosen to be the official Fringe poster.

Fringe director Paul Gudgin said: “We had 3,426 entries this year – all bright, colourful and full of international flavour. We’re really pleased to be able to give Scotland’s young artists the opportunity to have their fabulous work represent the Fringe each year.”

The Fringe runs from August 8 to 30, with the programme due out on June 10.

Published: 25 May 2004

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