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CANDIDATES FOR NOMINATION
(a) For the Rising Star Award with Apple Music, there will be no more than five nominees.

(b) For Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score and Best Television Soundtrack, there will be no more than five nominated works per category.

(c) For Best Album, Best Contemporary Song and Best Song Musically and Lyrically, the Academy will acknowledge each writer, regardless of nationality, whose personal contribution is at least 10% of the writers share in the work according to the works registration at the relevant royalty collection society, and the corresponding UK publisher.

(d) For Best Original Film Score and Best Television Soundtrack, the Academy will credit the composer(s) of the original music, responsible for the overall conception, design, and execution of the work as a whole, and the corresponding UK publisher according to the works registration at the relevant royalty collection society.

Where the composer created less than 50% of the original music, additional contributors may be considered at the discretion of the Academy.

(e) For Best Original Video Game Score, the Academy will credit the composer(s) of the original music, responsible for the overall conception, design, and execution of the work as a whole.

Where the composer created less than 50% of the original music, additional contributors may be considered at the discretion of the Academy.

(f) The Rising Star Award with Apple Music nominees will receive a year of support and mentorship from Apple Music.

(g) Each nominated writer, in line with clauses A, C, D and E above, will receive a nomination certificate from the Academy.

(h) Nominated writers, in line with C, D and E above will automatically be given Academy Membership, complimentary for a year.

(i) Details of when nominated writers will be confidentially informed of their nomination by The Ivors Academy, and when the nominations will be made public, can be found on the timetable on page 4.

(j) It is the Academy’s policy to list the nominees for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music in alphabetical order of surname in all publicity material.

(k) It is the Academy’s policy to list the nominated works, within each category, in alphabetical order of work title in all publicity material.

Where there is more than one nominated writer associated with a work, names will always be listed in alphabetical order of surname.

Where a work contains samples, the writers of any samples included will appear after the writers of the original material.

(l) The award ceremony will incorporate an audio-visual presentation of highlighting nominees and nominated works.

Nominees cooperation in supplying the necessary assets, as communicated direct by The Ivors Academy, will be required.

(m) Nominees will be sent a Nominee Toolkit which will contain social media assets and ‘The Ivors’ and ‘The Ivors Nominee 2021’ logos. These can only be used online, in print and in broadcasts once the public nomination announcement has been made.

(n) The logos as per the above clause M are available from The Ivors Academy at the time writers are confidentially informed of their nomination and can be used before the press announcement for the purpose of artwork preparation only.
Please note that:
(i) cropping or altering logos 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.