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Nominations and Winners
(a) BASCA reserves the right not to make an award in any category.
(b) Any works where there is or appears to be a genuine ownership, authorship or author-share dispute may, at the discretion of the Board of BASCA, be disqualified.
(c) The nominations for each category will always be listed in alphabetical order by work title. Where there is more than one nominated writer, names will always be listed in alphabetical order of surname.
(d) Nominated writers and publishers will be informed on a confidential basis, in writing, by the end of March 2018.
(e) Nominations will be announced to the press and general public one month before the Award ceremony.
(f) Each nominated writer will receive a ticket for themselves and a guest to attend the Award ceremony, courtesy of BASCA.
(g) The winners’ press release and list is the definitive source of award winners’ information.
(h) The Ivor Novello Award remains the property of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, to remain in the care of the recipient or their descendants. Should the award leave the care of the recipient or their descendants, BASCA reserves the right to purchase the statuette back for a fee of £1. The award must not be sold on to any third party.
(i) The Award ceremony will incorporate an audio-visual presentation of nominated works, and nominees or their representative's cooperation in supplying the necessary music videos, still publicity photographs and audio files will be required.
(j) Entrants may use ‘The Ivors’, ‘The Ivors Nominee’ or ‘The Ivors Winner’ logos online, in print and in broadcasts only once the work has been nominated for or won an award:
(i) logos are available from BASCA at the time songwriters or composers are informed of their nomination and can be used before the press announcement for the purpose of artwork preparation only.
(ii) cropping or altering the artwork in any way is prohibited.
(iii) each instance of logo use must be approved by BASCA, with proofs of the logo in situ provided by email.
(k) The Ivors and Euterpe (Ivor Novello Award) are trademarks belonging to BASCA. Persons wishing to reproduce or use these marks, must secure the written consent of BASCA prior to such use.
(l) An Ivor Novello Award may not be reproduced or used in any commercial manner unless prior permission has been obtained from BASCA.
(m) The final decision regarding all aspects of the Ivor Novello Awards, including the interpretation of these rules rests with the Board of BASCA.