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THE IVORS COMPOSER AWARDS 2022

Recognised as a pinnacle of achievement, Ivor Novello Awards recognise exceptional composing and songwriting. 

Each Ivor is unique as it represents peer recognition with categories judged by award-winning composers and songwriters from across the Academy’s membership.


CHOOSING WHICH CEREMONY TO ENTER

Ivor Novello Awards are presented twice a year. An entry can be made either to The Ivors Composer Awards or The Ivors, not both:

The Ivors Composer Awards is when awards are presented to celebrate creative excellence in UK classical and jazz composition and sound arts. Categories are judged by composers of classical, jazz and sound art.

The Ivors is when awards are presented to celebrate creative excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing for screen. Categories are judged by songwriters and screen composers.

Entrants should consider which ceremony best represents the music they create as this determines the peer recognition it receives.

The rules and guidelines on this website refer to The Ivors Composer Awards 2022. 

The 20th presentation of Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Composer Awards takes place on 
Tuesday 15th November 2022 at the British Museum, London.

The Ivors Composer Awards are sponsored by PRS for Music. The awards presentation is in association with BBC Radio 3 providing exclusive broadcast coverage. 


AWARDS CATEGORIES

The Ivors Academy accepts entries for the following categories recognising musical works that received their first UK public performance between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022:

SMALL CHAMBER
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE
LARGE ENSEMBLE
ORCHESTRAL
CHORAL
COMMUNITY AND PARTICIPATION
STAGE WORKS

SMALL ENSEMBLE JAZZ
LARGE ENSEMBLE JAZZ

SOUND ART

The Ivors Academy may present any of the following Ivor Novello Awards at The Ivors Composer Awards 2022, which do not receive public entries. Criteria is included for transparency:

ACADEMY FELLOWSHIP
INNOVATION AWARD
OUTSTANDING WORKS COLLECTION
VISIONARY AWARD