The Ivors 2023 entries are now open. The awards are one of the most respected and prestigious prizes for songwriters and composers. Each winner will receive an Ivor Novello Award and join a roll call of greats that includes Hozier, Johnny McDaid, Adele, Stormzy, Cathy Dennis, Villagers, Annie Lennox, Amy Winehouse, Dave and Joan Armatrading.
Entries are open for seven categories to recognise British and Irish songwriters and composers – the Rising Star Award, Best Album, Best Contemporary Song, Best Song Musically and Lyrically, Best Original Film Score, Best Original Video Game Score and Best Television Soundtrack.
In its fourth year, the Rising Star Award discovers, supports, and accelerates the careers of under-25 songwriters. All nominees will receive support including mentoring from an acclaimed Academy member. Previous mentors include Nile Rodgers, Wayne Hector, Cathy Dennis, Shaznay Lewis and Jamie Hartman.
Entries are open until 20th January and anyone can enter, including songwriters or screen composers. To be eligible music must have been released or broadcast in the UK in 2022.
Enter and find out about the full eligibility criteria, rules and guidelines.