BASCA, in association with PRS for Music, is celebrating the 61st Ivor Novello Awards on Thursday 19th May 2016.

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing, for works released in the UK within the award year.

The Call for Entries in the following categories for works released in 2015 is now open:

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

Anyone can enter an eligible work and the deadline for entries is Friday 5 February 2016.

For the full Rules and Guidelines and Entry Form contact BASCA via the Contact Page.