The Ivors Academy accepts entries for the following Award Categories:
1. Rising Star Award with Apple Music
2. Best Album
3. Best Contemporary Song
4. Best Song Musically and Lyrically
5. Best Original Film Score
6. Best Original Video Game Score
7. Best Television Soundtrack
WHO CAN ENTER?
(a) Anyone can enter an eligible submission for consideration including the songwriter or composer themselves.
(a) All entries must be submitted online via our Awards Entry Site https://ivorsacademy.secure-platform.com
(b) There are different entry requirements for each category.
As such, always read the Rules and Guidelines in full before preparing your submission materials and submitting an entry.
(c) Rising Star Award with Apple Music recognises an individual or writing partnership.
There is no administration fee to enter this category.
(d) Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score and Best Television Soundtrack recognise a musical work.
An administration fee of £68.00 + VAT (£85 including VAT) is payable per entry.
The administration fee is waived if one of the songwriters or composers with a qualifying interest in the work is a Standard or Academy member of The Ivors Academy. Entrants are welcome to contact the Awards Team to check if a writer is a member - see the Contact page for details.
Membership bursaries are offered by The Ivors Academy Trust should there be a financial barrier to joining the Academy. Further information about this can be found on the Academy website https://ivorsacademy.com/the-ivors-academy-membership-bursary-scheme.
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.
(e) There is a limit of three works by any one performing songwriter that can be entered into categories 2, 3 & 4 (Best Album, Best Contemporary Song and Best Song Musically and Lyrically) in any one year.
Where a performing songwriter has released multiple albums or songs across the year the Academy encourages entrants to choose those which demonstrate the highest level of songwriting craft for consideration.
(f) There is a limit of three works by any one composer that can be entered into categories 5, 6 & 7 (Best Original Film Score, Video Game Score and Television Soundtrack) in any one year.
Where a composer has scored across more than three films, games or broadcasts in any one year the Academy encourages entrants to choose those which demonstrate the highest level or compositional craft for consideration.
(g) Works which have previously been entered for Ivor Novello Award consideration (at either of our ceremonies: The Ivors or The Ivors Composer Awards) cannot be re-entered for the Awards.