11. Community or Educational Project
This award recognises works that demonstrate a composer’s work in community engagement alongside composition craft.
(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.
- This category is for works arising from a project where the composer has worked with a group of participants. Interaction between the composer and the participants is a primary purpose for the work’s existence, and the composer’s interaction will be judged equally alongside the quality of the finished composition.
Entrants are asked additional questions relating to the nature and purpose of the project, the nature of interaction with the participants and how this relates to the final work, and the composer’s contribution to delivery of the overall project.
As such, entrants must supply additional anonymised information about the project; for example a project timetable, videos of workshops, testimonials from participants and a project report.
(c) 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.
(d) There will be no more than three nominated works in this category.
(e) There will be one winning work in this category.
(f) 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.
(g) 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.