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General info

Each year The Ivors Academy invites entries for the following seven Ivor Novello Award categories:

Rising Star Award with Apple Music

Best Album
Best Contemporary Song
Best Original Film Score
Best Original Video Game Score
Best Song Musically and Lyrically
Best Television Soundtrack

Anyone can enter an eligible work or submission, including the songwriter or composer themselves.

There are separate eligibility criteria for each award category, and The Ivors 2021 Rules and Guidelines are published below.

Timetable

  • Entries open for the Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Entries open for Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and Best Television Soundtrack
  • Entries close for Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Entries close for Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and Best Television Soundtrack
  • Nominees confidentially informed in writing for Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Nominated songwriters, composers and music publishers confidentially informed in writing for Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and Best Television Soundtrack
  • Nominees announced for Rising Star Award with Apple Music
  • Nominations announced for Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, and Best Television Soundtrack
  • Winners announced. Ceremony planned to take place at Grosvenor House, London

The Rules

The Rules and Guidelines for The Ivors 2021 can be found down below. Please ensure that you them in full prior to entering, to ensure your entry complies. Entries are submitted via our dedicated award entry site.

Rules and Guidelines for The Ivors 2021
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