The winners of the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2010 have been announced today (Friday 3 September), and are: Meow Meow and Roadkill.

Our prize, awarded this year to two of the most innovative artists appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2010, takes the form of an invitation to present a work in development as part of the Edinburgh International Festival's Behind the Scenes programme in 2011.

Festival Director Jonathan Mills said: ‘The incredible range of works presented during the summer festivals in Edinburgh makes it the world's greatest showcase of new and emerging talent. The Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize 2010 is a fantastic opportunity for artists and the festivals to further develop and share in the rich rewards of the amazing melting pot that is Edinburgh and its festivals.'

Edinburgh International Festival Director Jonathan Mills has chosen the winners of the prize based on the recommendations of the judging panel. On the panel this year were Chair Fergus Linehan, Artistic Associate at Edinburgh International Festival and Head of Contemporary Music at Sydney Opera House; Joyce McMillan, Chief Theatre Critic for The Scotsman; Robert Dawson Scott, Theatre Critic for The Times and Editor of STV's website; Catherine Lockerbie, former director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and Sally Hobson, Head of Programme Development at the Edinburgh International Festival.

Sally Hobson said: ‘From a diverse and fascinating range of productions, our judging panel chose Meow Meow and Roadkill for their potential. The panel acknowledged that both winners have unique qualities that could benefit from the award process and look forward to seeing their Behind the Scenes presentations in 2011.'