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What is the entry criteria for The Ivors?

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.

All music works must also have been commercially released or broadcast in the UK for the first time from 1 January to 31 December 2022 inclusive.

There is additional criteria for each category so please read the rules in full before preparing an entry.

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