The Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award is a prestigious and exciting new arts prize developed by the Scottish Music Industry Association to celebrate, promote and reward the most outstanding albums released by Scottish artists between January and December of the previous calendar 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 an Art Commission valued at £20,000, The SAY Award is a hugely ambitious arts prize that reflects the cutural importance of music in Scotland, celebrates its links with the visual arts and rewards the extraordinary wealth of artistic talent we seem to effortlessly produce on an annual basis.
The SAY Award this year, has been an SMIA production in partnership with Creative Scotland, Dewar’s, PPL and Clyde Gateway. Our media partners are The Scotsman and Sunday Herald.