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The Ivor Novello Awards

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The Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music. They celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing.

The Ivors are owned and governed by BASCA. They fullfil one of BASCA’s key aims to celebrate excellence and promote songwriting and composing. The awards are governed by The Ivors Committee, which itself is a sub committee of the BASCA board.

In addition to The Ivors Committee each nominated award category is judged by separate juries, which are entirely populated by songwriters and composers. As such The Ivors truly represent peer recognition.

Acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards for music creators, The Ivors recognise the writers of individual works released in the UK during the award year and the contribution songwriters and composers have made to British music.

The 61st Ivor Novello Awards take place on Thursday 19th May 2016 at the Grosvenor House, London.

The call for entries in the following categories for works released in 2015 is now open:

  • Best Song Musically and Lyrically
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Album Award
  • Best Original Film Score
  • Best Television Soundtrack

Anyone can enter an eligible work and the deadline for entries is Friday 5 February 2016.

Download the rules and entry form from the right hand side of this page.

For further information please visit The Ivors website