The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) has opened the call for entries across six nominated categories for the 64th Ivor Novello Awards. The Ivors 2019 will take place on Thursday 23rd May 2019 at London’s Grosvenor House.

The Ivors celebrate, honour and reward excellence in British and Irish songwriting and composing. BASCA invites eligible submissions in the following categories, across song and album releases, film, television and video games scores:

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

Anyone can enter an eligible work, including the songwriter or composer. To be eligible works must have a British or Irish writing contribution of at least 33.3% and have been commercially released in the UK during the calendar year ending 31st December 2018.

This year all works will be judged anonymously and entrants must remove reference to the composer or songwriter’s identity from the submitted materials. The Ivors represents peer recognition with all categories judged by members of the music writing community.

BASCA’s rules and guidelines for entering The Ivors should be viewed prior to entering eligible works. Entries are submitted via BASCA’s dedicated award entry site

Deadline for entries is Thursday 7th February 2019.

The Ivors 2019 will recognise works released in the UK in 2018. The ceremony will also see songwriters and composers presented with Gift of The Academy awards, recognising outstanding contributions to UK music.

The 64th Ivor Novello Awards are presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music.