The overriding criteria for Ivor Novello Award consideration is that the songwriter or composer is a British or Irish national. For some categories residency also counts and in these instances you need to have been ordinarily resident in the UK during the entire award year. This is because a founding principal of the award was to celebrate British and Irish songwriting and composing talent.
For our competitive musical work categories, the work itself must have at least 33.3% British or Irish writing interest to qualify and have received a commercial release or UK premiere performance within the award year. Each ceremony and award category has differing requirements so please read the Rules & Guidelines for either The Ivors or The Ivors Classical Awards before starting to submit a work.