Today, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award returns for 2022, calling on artists, labels and music fans to submit eligible albums – for free – at sayaward.com. Submissions will close at midnight on Friday 22nd July 2022.
Last month The SAY Award revealed Stirling as the location for the 2022 ceremony. The host city was unveiled in a spectacular projection display on one of the city’s most renowned landmarks, The National Wallace Monument. Incorporating lyrics from the iconic Scottish ballad ‘Caledonia’ by singer-songwriter Dougie MacLean, music fans can watch the ode to Scotland and its talented music industry below.
The SAY Award ceremony will take place on Thursday 20th October at the stunning Albert Halls where artists, industry professionals, press and music fans will have the opportunity to attend one of the most highly anticipated nights in Scotland’s musical calendar. The evening will look to celebrate Scottish music and the cultural impact of outstanding Scottish albums, with The SAY Award winner receiving a £20,000 first prize and walking away with the coveted title of Scottish Album of the Year. Nine runners up will each receive £1,000, as well as bespoke prizes created through The SAY Award design commission. A limited number of pre-sale ceremony tickets are available now at sayaward.com.
To be considered for The SAY Award 2022, eligible albums must have been released between 1st June 2021 – 31st May 2022. To submit albums for FREE, plus view eligibility criteria and guidelines for 2022’s award, visit sayaward.com.
To be considered for The Sound of Young Scotland Award, artists must be 25 or under to apply (in a band, 50% of core members must be 25 or under), not previously released an album and have made Scotland their creative base for at least the past two years. Full information will be published in due course, and emerging artists can apply from Monday 25th July until midnight Monday 15th August via sayaward.com.