Due to the impact of Covid 19 on musical performance across the last 12 months, The Ivors Academy is inviting entries in the following broad categories for 2021. Entrants should choose the category which most closely fits the work and The Ivors Academy reserves the right to move a work into a different category for judging or to create new Ivor Novello Award categories to accommodate several works, as it sees fit.
1. Small Scale Composition
Classical works, with or without electronics, composed for up to eight performers. Works written specifically for the voice should be entered into Vocal or Choral Composition.
2. Large Scale Composition
Classical works, with or without electronics, composed for nine or more performers, including works for choir and orchestra. Works written specifically for the voice should be entered into Vocal or Choral Composition.
3. Vocal or Choral Composition
Classical works specifically composed for the voice; either a cappella or accompanied.
4. Small Scale Jazz Composition
Individual jazz works, composed for up to eight performers which contain interactive improvisation as an essential element.
5. Large Scale Jazz Composition
Individual jazz works, composed for nine or more performers, which contain interactive improvisation as an essential element.
6. Jazz Album
Commercially released jazz albums, containing original compositions by a single composer or compositional group. The award will recognise exceptional composition and consistency across the album as a body of work.
7. Sound Art
Works which use sound as both their medium and their subject, including installations, sculptural, electroacoustic and audience-interactive pieces.
WHO CAN ENTER?
a) Anyone can enter an eligible submission for consideration, including the composer themselves.
b) All entries are to be submitted online via this website.
c) Works which have previously been entered for Ivor Novello Award consideration (at either of our ceremonies: The Ivors Composer Awards or The Ivors) cannot be re-entered for the Awards.
d) There is a limit of up to three works by any one composer that can be entered in any one year. If a composer has premiered more than three new works during the eligibility period The Academy encourages entrants to choose those which demonstrate the highest level of compositional craft.
e) The Academy will only consider revised works whereby at least 50% of the compositional material is new.
f) An administration fee of £10.00 is payable per entry.
The administration fee is waived if the composer is a Standard or Academy member of The Ivors Academy.
Membership bursaries are offered by The Ivors Academy Trust should there be a financial barrier to joining, please contact the membership team at email@example.com to find out more.
If an administration fee is applicable, it must be paid in full before a work will be passed for judging.
Administration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
g) There are different entry requirements for classical, jazz and sound art works. As such, always read the Rules and Guidelines in full before preparing your submission material.