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The SAY Award

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The Process                                                     2016 Judges    

2016 Nominators                                          The Longer List - 2016

2016 Partners                                                 Friends

The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists each year.  Inaugurated in partnership with Creative Scotland, The SAY Award promotes a longlist of twenty albums which, in turn, is reduced to a shortlist of ten in advance of the award ceremony when the winner is announced.

With a first prize of £20,000, nine runners-up prizes of £1,000 and a Graduate Design Commission valued at £2,500, The SAY Award is a hugely ambitious arts prize that reflects the cultural importance of music in Scotland, celebrates its links with art and design and rewards the extraordinary wealth of artistic talent we seem to effortlessly produce on an annual basis.

The SAY Award 2016 took place on the 29th of June at Paisley Town Hall, it's first year outside of Glasgow and supporting Paisley's bid for UK City of Culture 2021.

The SAY Award is an SMIA production in partnership with Creative ScotlandRenfrewshire Council & Paisley For UK City of Culture 2021TicketWeb and PPL.

Our media partners are The List and The Skinny.