The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in UK and Irish songwriting and composing.
The Ivors celebrate excellence in songwriting and screen composition, across works released in the UK during each year.
The Awards also honour songwriters and composers with categories recognising their contribution to UK music.
An Ivor Novello Award represents peer recognition and all award categories are exclusively judged by music creators. The Academy holds a public call for entries and all eligible submissions are reviewed by juries specifically appointed by the Academy.
The Ivors 2020 will be presented in association with Apple Music. Apple Music will support the Academy’s mission to cultivate the next generation of Ivor Novello Award winners through the introduction of the Rising Star Award with Apple Music at The Ivors 2020.
PRS for Music continue their long-standing relationship with The Ivors as title sponsors of the PRS for Music Most Performed Work and the PRS for Music Icon Award (Icon being the new name for the Outstanding Contribution to British Music Award).
Call for entries for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music opened on Monday 4 November 2019, and will close on Monday 16 December 2019. The public call for entries for Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Contemporary Song, Best Album, Best Original Film Score, Best Television Soundtrack and Best Original Video Game Score will open on Thursday 19 December 2019, and will close on Thursday 6 February 2020.