The Ivors Academy has opened the public call for entries across six nominated categories for The Ivors 2020. Marking its 65th year, The Ivors will return to the Grosvenor House in London on Thursday 21 May, to celebrate, honour and reward excellence in songwriting and composing, recognising exceptional talent in British and Irish music writing.

The deadline for entries is 6 February at 23:59.

The Academy invites eligible submissions in the following categories:

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 a 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 31 December 2019.

Ivor Novello Awards are presented by the music creator community and represent peer recognition. All categories are judged anonymously, and entrants must remove any reference to the songwriters or composers who created the work on submitted materials.

The Ivors Rules and Guidelines can be viewed prior to entering eligible works here.

Key dates:

Thursday 19 December 2019 – Call for entries opens

Thursday 23 January 2020 – Tickets on sale

Thursday 6 February 2020 – Deadline for entries 23:59

Week commencing 23 April 2020 – Nominations announced

Thursday 21 May 2020 – The Ivors, Grosvenor House, London

The Ivors 2020 will be presented in association with Apple Music. For more information about The Ivors and to enter your work click here.