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Each year The Ivors Academy invites entries for The Ivors, which is when Ivor Novello Awards are presented to celebrate British and Irish songwriting and screen composition. The following seven Ivor Novello Award categories will be open for entries:

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

Entries across all categories will open on 13 December 2021.

When entries are open anyone can enter an eligible work or submission, including the songwriter or composer themselves. The Academy has published Award Access Guidelines to improve access to its awards and remove barriers to entry.

Have a question about entering The Ivors? Get in touch and a member of our team will get back to you: awards@ivorsacademy.com


  • Entries open
  • Entries close at 6pm
  • Nominations announced
  • Professional Member Vote open for Songwriter of the Year
  • Professional Member Vote close at 6pm for Songwriter of the Year
  • The Ivors with Apple Music 2022
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