The SAY Award is a prestigious and exciting arts prize produced by the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), with confirmed partners for 2018 including Renfrewshire Council,, Creative Scotland, Harviestoun Brewery, TicketWeb, PPL and Help Musicians Scotland (Charity Partner). Boasting a lucrative £20,000 prize for the winner and nine runner up prizes of £1,000 each, the award celebrates, promotes and rewards the most outstanding Scottish albums released each year.

Public Vote

Have your SAY and win tickets to this year’s ceremony! The SAY Award 72-hour public vote for 2018 is now open and closes at midnight on 22 August. Anyone who enters the public vote will also be entered into a ballot to win tickets to this year's SAY Award ceremony, taking place on Thursday 6 of September at Paisley Town Hall.

The Longlisted album with the highest number of votes will automatically secure a coveted spot on The Shortlist, with the other 9 titles decided by this year’s judging panel. This year’s SAY Award Shortlist will be announced as part of a special BBC Radio Scotland Quay Sessions show on the evening of Thursday 23 August. Featuring live performances from The Skids and last year’s SAY Award winner Sacred Paws, Roddy Hart will reveal the 10 outstanding albums that have made this year’s Shortlist.

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