Judge, Best Comic Writer
As a stand up, Sara Pascoe has starred on Live at the Apollo, QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Room 101, as well as 8/10 Cats and is a regular contributor on the channel 4 series Stand Up for The Week. Sara won the 2014 Chortle Award for Best Breakthrough Act and has enjoyed regular roles in W1A and Twenty Twelve. She’s also written for the Guardian, the Independent and Standard Issue magazine.
Judge, Best Vlogger
YouTube vlogging sensation Louise Pentland (Sprinkle of Glitter) is right at the heart of the vlogger community. Best known for her honest advice and up-beat attitude, Louise's channel is full of beauty recommendations, DIY ideas, shopping hauls and 'life chats'. She has over 2 million Youtube and Instagram subscribers, 1.5 million Twitter followers and 1 million fans on Facebook.
Judge, Best Campaigner
Shami Chakrabarti is the former director of human rights campaign group Liberty and the author of On Liberty published by Penguin in 2015. She was a member of the panel of the Leveson Inquiry and is Chancellor of Oxford Brookes University, Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Manchester, Visiting Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford and a Master of the Bench of Middle Temple. She was awarded a CBE in 2007.
Judge, Best Writer
Stella Duffy is an award-winning writer with fourteen novels, ten plays, and over fifty short stories published in fifteen languages. She has twice won the CWA Short Story Dagger and twice won Stonewall Writer of the Year. She has worked in theatre for thirty-five years as an actor, director, playwright, and facilitator. She is Co-Director of Fun Palaces, the ongoing campaign for culture at the heart of every community. Her latest novel London Lies Beneath is published by Virago.