Thank You for Voting 2022

Thank you for casting a ballot for the 2022 Philly Fringies!

Don’t forget to vote after each 2022 Fringe Festival show you see!

Weekly Picks will be announced each week of the Festival and overall winners will be announced after the Festival closes! Keep an eye out on FringeArts social media and join our mailing list for Philly Fringies updates!

What are the Philly Fringies?

The Philly Fringies are the Philadelphia Fringe Festival’s audience choice awards for Independent Artists. The Fringies are a fun way to encourage audiences to attend more independently produced Festival performances and engage more deeply with the Festival and its artists.

Which shows are eligible to participate?

Only Independent Artists who register their shows in the Fringe Festival are eligible to participate in the awards. FringeArts curated shows are not eligible for Philly Fringies.

Who votes and how?

Audiences who purchase tickets or RSVP to an event and attend will be given a link to the show’s unique ballot. Links are sent to ticket buyers in a post-show email prompting them to vote. QR codes that link directly to the ballot may also be displayed on site at performances.

What are the award categories?

There are 9 categories that performances compete in. The category a show is competing in is based on where they are placed in the festival guide or what we call the “main category”.


The 2022 Fringies categories are: 

  •  Circus
  •  Comedy & Improv
  •  Dance
  • Film
  • Interactive/Immersive Experience
  • Music
  • Theatre 
  • Visual Art/Installations 
  • Storytelling
  • Digital

Each week of the festival, front runners in each category are announced and called the Fringies Weekly Pick! Once the festival closes and all of the ballots are counted, overall winners will be officially announced on FringeArts platforms. 


The audience member that attends and votes on the most shows will also be featured and win a small prize!