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The Ivors Composer Awards 2019

The Ivors Composer Awards recognise the creative talent of composers and sound artists to promote the art of composition in contemporary classical, jazz and sonic art.

Since 2003, we have been recognising exceptional talent in classical, jazz and sonic art composition. For the last 15 years, our awards were known as the British Composer Awards, but from 2019 they are The Ivors Composer Awards.

As an award presented by fellow composers and songwriters to their peers, an Ivor Novello Award is a uniquely authentic and respected recognition of craft. The Academy holds a public call for entries and all eligible submissions are reviewed by juries specifically appointed by the Academy.

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

2019 INFO

Wednesday 5 June 2019
Call for entries opens, across twelve nominated categories for classical and jazz compositions, stage works and sound art installations

Friday 12 July 2019, 5pm
Entries close across twelve nominated categories for classical and jazz compositions, stage works and sound art installations

w/c 12 August 2019
Judging period begins

Monday 7 October 2019
Tickets on Sale

Monday 14 October 2019
Nominated composers confidentially informed in writing, across the nominated categories

Monday 28 October 2019
Nominations press announcement

Wednesday 4 December 2019
The Ivors Composer Awards

The Ivors Composer Awards are presented and owned by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, trading as The Ivors Academy