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Each year The Ivors Academy invites entries for The Ivors Composer Awards, the ceremony when Ivor Novello Awards are presented to recognise UK classical, jazz and sound art.

Eligible composers or sound artists must be a UK national or ordinarily resident in the UK from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The musical work must have received its first UK public performance between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022. The Academy’s definition of first UK public performance is outlined in the Rules and Guidelines document below.

Entries for 2022 closed on Friday 8th July.
Nominations for 2022 will be announced on Tuesday 18th October.
The Ivors Composer Awards take place on Tuesday 15th November.



  • Entries Open
  • Entries Close
  • Nominations Announced
  • Winners Announced at The Ivors Composer Awards

The Ivors Composer Awards Official Rules and Guidelines for Entry

Rules and Guidelines 2022
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