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Scottish Album Of The Year entries open

By | Published on Wednesday 2 May 2018

SAY Award

While the Mercury Prize was inviting all artists from Britain and the island of Ireland to submit albums for consideration yesterday, so too was the Scotland-specific Scottish Album Of The Year Award.

“Now in its seventh year, The SAY Award has illuminated Scotland’s music scene with the ambition, credibility and commitment it so richly deserves”, says General Manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association, Robert Kirkpatrick.

“Having now championed 120 longlisted albums and distributed £174,000 in prize money, the impact of The SAY Award is indisputable”, he goes on. “We look forward to seeing the award continue to celebrate, promote and reward outstanding Scottish records in 2018”.

Scottish artists are invited to enter albums released between 1 Apr 2017 and 31 Mar 2018. A longlist will be selected after the submission deadline of 31 May.

The ceremony itself will take place at Paisley Town Hall on 6 Sep, with the overall winner taking home £20,000. The other nine shortlisted artists will each receive £1000.

For more information on the award and how to enter, click here.