17/01/2012 12:14 GMT

2012 Student Comedy Awards Launched - With Biggest Prize Yet

Chortle'’s annual hunt for the best student comedians in the country has been launched today - powered by The Sims 3.

The new sponsorship deal with the award-winning series of games means the prize fund has more than doubled this year, with £2,500 for the winner and £500 for the runner-up.