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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.

(a) To be eligible the album must have been composed by a British national or a composer who was ordinarily resident in the UK from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

(b) To be eligible the album must have been published and commercially released in the UK for the first time between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021.

(c) The album must contain at least 75% original material; ‘original’ in this context is defined as not previously released in the UK.

For the avoidance of doubt, the version of the album that was first released must be the album submitted for judging. Later versions of the release in special editions with extra tracks etc. will not be considered.

(d) The musical works across the album must have been completed after 1 April 2010.

(e) The Academy promotes anonymous judging across The Ivors Composer Awards. As such, entrants are asked to remove any reference to the composer.

(f) An audio file (at least 128 kbps MP3) of each track on the album must be submitted with each entry. 
Please ensure the file name contains the track number followed by the title of the musical work.

(g) Entrants are invited to submit an anonymised description or context to the album, of up to 100 words. This is not mandatory, but it will be revealed to the judges.

(h) Entrants must supply the album’s original UK commercial release date. 

(i) Entrants must also supply the album’s catalogue number.

(j) Entrants are invited to supply a link to the album on Apple Music.