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Nominations and Winners

(a) The Ivors Academy reserves the right not to make an award in any category.

(b) 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.

(c) The nominations for each category will always be listed in alphabetical order by work title. Where there is more than one nominated composer, names will always be listed in alphabetical order of surname.

(d) Nominated composers will be informed on a confidential basis, in writing, by 7 October 2019.  

(e) Nominations will be announced to the press and general public six weeks before the Award ceremony. 

(f) Each nominated writer will receive a ticket for themselves and a guest to attend the Award ceremony, courtesy of The Ivors Academy.

(g) The winners’ press release and list is the definitive source of award winners’ information.

(h) The Ivor Novello Award remains the property of The Ivors Academy, to remain in the care of the recipient or their descendants. Should the award leave the care of the recipient or their descendants, The Ivors Academy reserves the right to purchase the statuette back for a fee of £1. The award must not be sold on to any third party.

(i) The Award ceremony will incorporate an audio-visual presentation of nominated works, and nominees or their representative's cooperation in supplying the necessary assets will be required.

(j) Entrants may use ‘The Ivors Composer Awards’, ‘The Ivors Composer Awards Nominee’ or ‘The Ivors Composer Awards Winner’ logos online, in print and in broadcasts only once the work has been nominated for or won an award.

(k) Logos are available from The Ivors Academy at the time composers are informed of their nomination and can be used before the press announcement for the purpose of artwork preparation only.
(i) Cropping or altering the artwork in any way is prohibited.
(ii) Each instance of logo use must be approved by The Ivors Academy, with proofs of the logo in situ provided by email.

(l) The Ivors and Euterpe (Ivor Novello Award) are trademarks belonging to BASCA, trading as The Ivors Academy. Persons wishing to reproduce or use these marks, must secure the written consent of The Ivors Academy prior to such use.

(m) An Ivor Novello Award may not be reproduced or used in any commercial manner unless prior permission has been obtained from The Ivors Academy.

(n) The final decision regarding all aspects of The Ivors Composer Awards, including the interpretation of these rules rests with The Ivors Academy Board.

(o) Throughout these rules and in relation to the presentation of The Ivors Composer Awards 2019 'The Ivors Academy' refers to the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors trading as The Ivors Academy. Registered in England and Wales No: 03643088