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12. Amateur or Young Performers
This award recognises works composed for voluntary, amateur or youth choirs, ensembles and orchestras

(a) This category is judged anonymously.  Please use the anonymity checklist on page 12 to ensure submitted materials comply.

(b) Each entry must be accompanied by:
- An anonymised PDF score of the entire work.
- An anonymised WAV file of the entire work.
- Composer biography, programme note and resume of the works exposure. This information is not revealed to the judges but is used for administration purposes.

(c) You are invited to submit anonymised narrative, of up to 200 words, outlining the context of this new work for the performance group and the experiences of the players in preparing the work for its first performance. 
Please ensure that the narrative does not contain any reference to the composer’s identity, gender or references to previous compositions.

(d) Each entry should be accompanied by a PDF of the works registration at the relevant royalty collection society, identifying the writer interests and share contributions.

(e) There will be no more than three nominated works in this category.

(f) There will be one winning work in this category.

(g) One hand cast bronze statuette (Ivor Novello Award) will be presented to the winning composer(s), as identified on the works registration at the relevant royalty collection society.

(h) Any works where there is or appears to be a genuine ownership, authorship or author-share dispute may, at the discretion of The Ivors Academy Board, be disqualified.