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Prize and Showcases

What is the Spotlight Prize?

Every year, each Drama UK school nominates their best actor from their graduating year, for entry into the Spotlight Prize. The 21 nominated students are invited to perform at the Spotlight Showcase where the final two prize winners are selected.

A panel of industry experts award two prizes based on the performances:

  • Best Actor/Actress (£2,000)
  • Highly Commended Actor/Actress (£1,500)

The nominees are announced in February 2014 and the prizes will be announced July 2014.

All nominated students also won a free year's membership of Spotlight, and a free ticket to the Spotlight Student Summer Ball.

What is the Spotlight Showcase?

The 21 prize nominees performed a series of monologues to an exclusive VIP audience of agents and casting professionals. A panel of industry experts awarded the Spotlight Prizes based on performances.

Photos from the 2013 Showcase are available here.