As well as the main album of the year prize, 2022 will also see the return of two new awards, the Modern Scottish Classic Award and the Sound of Young Scotland Award.
Modern Scottish Classic Award
Recognising an outstanding album from Scotland’s past which still inspires today.
- Winner chosen by SAY Award 2022 nominees.
- Winner announced in conjunction with The SAY Award Shortlist and the Sound of Young Scotland Award finalists.
- Winning album celebrated at The SAY Award 2022 Ceremony.
- Winner receives a bespoke art prize, created through The SAY Award Design Commission.
The Sound of Young Scotland Award
Driving Scottish music of the future by enabling a young and emerging Scottish artist to create their debut album.
- Winner chosen by a panel of previous SAY Award nominees.
- Winner announced at The SAY Award Ceremony.
- Winner given a performance slot to showcase at The SAY Award Ceremony 2023.
- Winner receives a funding package worth up to £5,000 to facilitate the creation of their debut album.
Applications for the Sound of Young Scotland Award 2022 open on Monday 25 July. More information (including eligibility criteria, selection process and application specifics) will be published in due course.
FRIDAY 1 JULY – FRIDAY 22 JULY 2022
The SAY Award eligible albums submission period | Artists, industry professionals and music fans can submit eligible albums – for free – via sayaward.com
MONDAY 25 JULY – MONDAY 15 AUGUST 2022
The Sound of Young Scotland Award submission period | Young and emerging Scottish artists can apply to be considered for the Sound of Young Scotland Award 2022; offering a funding package worth up to £5,000 to facilitate the creation of their debut album
THURSDAY 15 SEPTEMBER 2022
The SAY Award Longlist Announcement | 20 outstanding Scottish albums will be announced as The SAY Award Longlist for 2022
MONDAY 3 OCTOBER – WEDNESDAY 5 OCTOBER 2022
The SAY Award Public Vote | 72-hour public vote at sayaward.com, securing one Longlisted album’s place in the Shortlist along with a guaranteed minimum prize of £1,000.
THURSDAY 6 OCTOBER 2022
The SAY Award Shortlist Announcement / The Sound of Young Scotland Award Finalists Announcement / Modern Scottish Classic Award Winner Announcement | 10 SAY Award Shortlisted albums, 5 Sound of Young Scotland Award Finalists and the winner of 2022’s Modern Scottish Classic Award are revealed two weeks ahead of The SAY Award Ceremony.
THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2022
The SAY Award Ceremony 2022 @ The Albert Halls, Stirling | Winner announcements, live performances and more.