The Prank Awards


Years running: 3 (since 2020)

The Prank Awards

Celebrating the best in Pranking. Everything from New Media, TV, Radio, etc.


Established in 2020, during the biggest joke of a year, The Prank Awards were started by the International Academy of Pranking, a global judging body of all that is great in the world of Pranking. The Academy is comprised of a wide variety of Pranksters, Practical Jokers, Clowns, Comedians, and various others who love all things prank related.

Since the beginning of time, humans have loved to play practical jokes on one another. With the advent of new technologies, the art of pranking has expanded into new formats and platforms. We honor the best Pranksters across all mediums.

The Prank Awards will present two honors in every category – The Prank Award and The Prank Award People’s Laugh Award. Member’s of the International Academy of Pranking select the Nominees for both awards in each category, as well as the Winners of The Prank Awards. In the spirit of democracy, The Prank Award People’s Laugh Award is awarded by the voting public.

Since this is the first year, we are also accepting new categories for The Prank Awards, but these must be submitted by January 15th. The final submission of all Prank Submissions is February 15th, 2021. The First Annual Prank Awards will be held on April 1st, 2021 in Hollywood, California at a location to be determined.

We are now accepting entries for pranks in the following categories:

  • Best Prank Show – New Media (Youtube, Instagram, Facebook, Tiktok, Snap, etc)
  • Best Prank Show – TV (Prank Show for Network or Cable TV)
  • Best Day Time TV Prank Segment (Prank Segment for Day Time TV)
  • Best Late Night TV Prank Segment (Prank Segment for Late Night TV)
  • Best Office Prank
  • Best Job Site Prank (Any work related prank outside of an office)
  • Best Educational Prank (Engineering and Science Related)
  • Best College Prank
  • Best April Fools Prank (Must be on or related to April Fools Day)
  • Best Radio Show Prank (Any prank from a radio station)
  • Best Prank Call

We will be having 5 nominees in each category. All nominees will be announced March 1st 2021, and the winners will be announced at The First Annual Prank Awards ceremony on April 1st 2021. For all other questions, please check out our FAQ section or e-mail us at


  • The Best in Pranking Award
  • People’s Laugh Award


All pranks must be done in good taste and are not harmful to anyone.  All pranks must be done in the year 2020 to be eligible for this years competition.  Last day for submission is February 19, 2021.



Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement



United States
Hollywood, CA

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 09, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 19, 2021
  • Notifications
    March 01, 2021
  • Event Dates
    1 April 2021
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