Welcome to The One Thing Comedy Competition, brought to you by 1Cover Travel Insurance. This is the second year of the competition, and we’re calling all comedians for a chance to win $10,000!

All you have to do is give us your funniest, most creative video response to:

“The one thing you regret about that holiday.”

We get that travel insurance might not be fun, but there’s nothing more exciting than going on holiday… until things go wrong.

That’s why we want you to tell us your stories, sing us a song, perform a sketch, or do something entirely different.

We’ve got a $10K cash prize up for grabs, as well as thousands in runner up prizes. Plus, you’ll get exposure in the comedy world, and your video could be viewed by millions of people across Australia and New Zealand.

Sound good? Then get your funny on, start recording, and enter The One Thing comedy competition now!

Think of an Idea

Go solo or with a group! Multiple entries are allowed, and anything goes: a one-liner, a sketch, a story, a mime, or even a song. Need inspiration? See some of last year’s entries.

Record it!

We’re looking for fun and creativity, not big budgets. But, please make sure you record in landscape format (16:9 ratio), keep it under 90 seconds and less than 30MB. We also currently support MP4 video format.

Upload your Video

Check the sound and picture quality and go to upload your video. If you have any issues, please contact us. Remember, entries close Sunday the 30th of June.

Select Your Judge

Once you’ve uploaded your video, you’ll be asked to select a judge to represent you in the competition. Once you pick a judge, you’ll be part of their team.

Make it rain: here’s what you could win!

Grand Prize:

$10,000


The big kahuna! The judges will vote for their favourite video, and they’ll call you on the day to let you know you’re the winner of a cool $10,000.

Runner Up:

$2,000


Second place will be full of glory, we promise. The runner up also gets a call as soon as the judges votes are cast and counted.

Office choice:

$3,000


If your uploaded video gets the most votes from employees at the 1Cover Office, you’ll get $3,000. 

Check Out Last Year’s Finalists

Looking for some inspiration, or just want a bit of a laugh? See what we loved last year.

Tim Batt

Last years Comedy Competitions winner Tim Batt gives his insight into making a good video.

LAST YEARS WINNER
– Tim Batt
– Tommy James Green
RUNNER UP
– Leigh Qurban
– Shaz and Tina
PEOPLE’S CHOICE
– Kevin Gordon
– Tara Leigh Dowler

How does the judging work?

We’ve got three comedy experts and one very humorous insurance boffin on the judging panel. When you upload your video, you’ll be asked to select a judge that you think will represent you best. When you select a judge, you’ll become part of their team.

Each judge will review all the videos in their team, and select their 10 favourite entries. They’ll then present these 10 entries to the rest of the panel.  Each judge will try to convince the other judges why one of their 10 favourites should win.

After each judge presents their favourites, the voting will begin – but no one can vote for an entry from their own team.

Remember, the right judge could get you over the line, so make sure you think carefully about which judge might get your sense of humour best.

The Latest 2019 Entries

Check out your competition! Think you can do better? Then upload a video now! Remember, entries close 30 June 2018.

East coast tour gone wrong

Saying YES !

Consummated Kava

benjamin vyv in bed

FAQs

When will winners be announced?

Around mid July. We will contact the winners by phone, and will also announce the winners on social media and other marketing channels.

Can I enter more than once?

Yes, absolutely! We accept three entries per person.

How does the judging work?

When you upload your video, you’ll be asked to select a judge that you think will represent you best. When you select a judge, you’ll then be part of their team.

Each judge will review everyone that picked them, and select their 10 favourite entries from their team. They’ll then present these 10 entries to the rest of the panel.  Each judge will try to convince the other judges why one of their 10 favourites should win.

After each judge presents their favorites, the voting will begin – but no one can vote for anyone who’s on their team.

What are the prizes?

We’ve got a $10,000 grand prize, a $2,000 runner up prize and $3,000 office choice prize.

How do I contact you?

You can email if you have any questions or technical issues at [email protected] We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.