Ivor Novello Awards

Ivor Novello Awards

The Ivor Novello Awards
The Ivors
Awarded for Honouring Excellence in Music Writing
Location London
Country United Kingdom
Presented by British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors[1]
First awarded 1955
Official website .com.theivorswww

The Ivor Novello Awards, named after the Cardiff-born entertainer Ivor Novello, are awards for songwriting and composing. They have been presented annually in London by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) since 1955, and over 1,000 statuettes have been awarded.[2][3]


  • History 1
  • Award categories 2
  • Unusual award winners 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Nicknamed The Ivors, the awards take place each May and are sponsored by PRS for Music.[2] They are respected worldwide as the major platform for recognising and rewarding Britain and Ireland's songwriting and composing talents.[3] The Ivors remain the only award ceremony in the musical calendar that is not influenced by publishers and record companies, but judged and presented by the writing community.

The Award itself is a solid bronze sculpture of Euterpe, the muse of lyric poetry.[3]

Award categories

Nominated annual awards
  • Best Song Musically and Lyrically
  • Best Contemporary Song
  • Album Award
  • Best Original Film Score
  • Best Television Soundtrack
Other annual awards
  • Songwriter of the year
  • Most performed work
Other awards
  • Jazz Award
  • Classical Music Award
  • Inspiration Award
  • Outstanding song collection
  • Outstanding contribution to British music
  • Lifetime achievement
  • Special International Award
  • BASCA Fellowship
  • Best Dance Single Award
  • International Hit of the Year
  • International Achievement in Musical Theater
  • Jimmy Kennedy Award
  • Best Selling UK Single
  • Best Original Music for a Television/Radio Broadcast
  • Special award for songwriting

Unusual award winners

See also


  1. ^ "Welcome to The Ivor Novello Awards". TheIvors.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "About the Ivor Novello Awards". TheIvors.com. 16 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ivor Novello award found in scrapyard". BBC News. Bbc.co.uk. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 
  4. ^ Killzone 2' awarded Ivor Novello"'". Gaming News. Digital Spy. 23 May 2013. Retrieved 29 June 2013. 

External links

  • TheIvors.co.uk - Official website
  • BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors)
  • Bucks Music Group - Ivor Novello Awards