Scottish Album of the Year Award 2019 opens for entries

Eligible albums can now be submitted for consideration as Scotland’s national music prize, The SAY Award, launches today (Wed 11 May).

Now in the eighth year, The SAY Award encourages artists, labels and music fans alike to submit eligible albums released between 1 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 to The SAY Award website.

The award strives to be egalitarian in all stages of the campaign and this is reflected in that there is no listing fee to submit an eligible album for consideration, and digital releases which fulfil the criteria are also valid.
Submissions close at midnight on 31 May 2019.

The SAY Award has recognised some of the most influential artists in the country’s music scene, with previous winners including Young Fathers, Sacred Paws, Anna Meredith, Kathryn Joseph and more, celebrating outstanding Scottish music of all genres on one bold and unifying platform.

The SAY Award has recognised the incredible achievements from artists Longlisted, Shortlisted and awarded the prize over the years including Young Fathers, Slam, Honeyblood, CHVRCHES, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra, Mogwai, Karine Polwart, Dunedin Consort and Paolo Nutini.

This year will see The SAY Award relocate to the opulent setting of The Assembly Rooms in the heart Edinburgh, with the ceremony taking place on Friday 6 September.

With the winning artist collecting a £20,000 cash prize and nine runners up each awarded £1,000, The SAY Award is a truly remarkable event for Scotland’s music industry.

Previous winners of The SAY Award include Young Fathers ‘Cocoa Sugar’ (2018), Sacred Paws ‘Strike A Match’ (2017), Anna Meredith ‘Varmints’ (2016), Kathryn Joseph ‘Bones You Have Thrown Me And Blood I’ve Spilled’ (2015), Young Fathers ‘Tape Two’ (2014), RM Hubbert ‘Thirteen Lost & Found’ (2013) and the inaugural winner Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat ‘Everything’s Getting Older’ (2012).

Follow The SAY Award’s 2019 journey on Twitter @SAYaward, Instagram @sayaward and Facebook @SAYaward

Submit albums, view eligibility criteria and guidelines at

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