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Chance to vote for your Scottish Album Of The Year till midnight on Wednesday

By Margaret Chrystall

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SCOTLAND’S national music prize, the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award, is set to open voting to the public on Monday.

The top 10 albums to make the shortlist will be announced on October 8 and on October 29, one album will be crowned the Scottish Album of the Year, in turn collecting one of the most lucrative prize funds in the UK, £20,000.

Elephant Sessions on the SAY Award longlist.
Elephant Sessions on the SAY Award longlist.

Fans are invited to ‘have their SAY’ and cast their votes to influence which albums secure a place on the highly-anticipated shortlist, to be announced on October 8.

Voting is open from midnight on October, 5 until midnight on Wednesday,October 7, meaning music fans have 72 hours to vote for their favourite album on the longlist at www.sayaward.com

The online vote is free to enter and allows for one vote per person.

The longlisted album which secures the most public votes is guaranteed a place on the shortlist and a minimum prize of £1,000, with the remaining nine shortlist spots decided by this year’s panel of judges.

SAY Award, chance to vote.
SAY Award, chance to vote.

This year, a record-breaking 362 album submissions were narrowed down to the 20-strong longlist by 100 impartial nominators representing a variety of genres including jazz, classical, hip-hop, pop, trad folk, rock, electronic and indie.

The SAY Award 2020 longlist, in alphabetical order, is:

Anna Meredith FIBS

Blanck Mass Animated Violence Mild

Bossy Love Me + U

Callum Easter Here Or Nowhere

Cloth Cloth

Comfort Not Passing

Declan Welsh & The Decadent West Cheaply Bought, Expensively Sold

Elephant Sessions What Makes You

Erland Cooper Sule Skerry

Fat-Suit Waifs & Strays

Free Love Extreme Dance Anthems

Honeyblood In Plain Sight

Karine Polwart Karine Polwart's Scottish Songbook

Lewis Capaldi Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent

Mezcla Shoot the Moon

The Ninth Wave Infancy


Sacred Paws Run Around The Sun


Vistas Everything Changes In The End

To keep up with The SAY Award 2020 journey, follow the award on Twitter @SAYaward, Instagram @sayaward and Facebook @SAYaward

Voting deatails here: www.sayaward.com

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