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The 66th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors with Apple Music take place on Tuesday 21st September 2021. Ivor Novello Awards are presented at The Ivors to celebrate creative excellence in British and Irish songwriting and screen composition.

Works eligible for consideration were commercially released in the UK between 1s January 2020 and 31st March 2021 and had a British or Irish writing contribution of at least one third.

The Rules and Guidelines published on this site refer to award categories that receive public entries.

Best Album
Best Contemporary Song
Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Best Original Film Score
Best Original Video Game Score
Best Television Soundtrack

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There are also separate rules and guidelines for our presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Composer Awards, which recognise contemporary classical, jazz, and sound art.

Full details about the Academy’s award presentations can be found at www.ivorsacademy.com