To be eligible for The SAY Award 2022, submissions must meet the following criteria:
Albums must have been released between 1 June 2021 and 31 May 2022.
Albums must consist of previously unreleased material. Re-issues, multi-artist compilations, ‘Best Of’ collections and live albums (largely featuring previously released material) are ineligible. Albums must contain 6 or more tracks and/or be over 30 minutes in length. All genres of music are eligible for The SAY Award.
An album (as defined above) must have been made available for purchase or streaming in Scotland by the general public for the first time during the qualifying period through any of the following outlets: any high street music retailer; digital retailer, record label or artist website (including Bandcamp, social media etc.). Free downloads (with the artist’s express consent) will also be eligible.