Submissions open tomorrow for the newly digital awards
Jessie Atkinson
19:00 30th June 2020

The Scottish Album of the Year Award has launched for 2020 and submissions are open from 8am tomorrow (1 July). This year will be the ninth consecutive instance of the awards, which strives to find the very best in Scotland's music.

Albums released between 1 April 2019 and 31 May 2020 from a Scottish artist are eligible for submission, and you can nominate yourself until midnight on Friday 31 July. For the first time ever the SAY Awards will be broadcast digitally, following the lead of the AIM Awards.

General Manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association said called on people to transcend the sadness of the last three months and celebrate a thriving music scene: "Never more than now is it important we celebrate Scottish music. By celebrating, we promote it’s visibility, highlight it’s value, develop audiences and stimulate opportunity at a time it’s never been needed more" he said.

Adding her voice, Scottish Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture Fiona Hyslop said: "We do not underestimate the devastating impact this pandemic has had on Scotland’s creative industries, particularly those that rely on audiences and live performances, but we will continue to do all we can to help this sector recover so that they can continue to make a vibrant and rich contribution to Scotland.”

Past winners of the award have included Young Fathers and Anna Meredith. To find out if your album is eligible look here.

The Scottish Album of the Year Award will broadcast digitally on 29 October

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