The Longlist was announced recently at The Queen’s Hall for the Scottish Album of the Year Award, and now voting has just opened – hurry to vote before Wednesday.

The band which wins gets a £20,000 cash prize and the nine runners up get £1,000 each.

The SAY Award public vote is open NOW until midnight on 14 August 2019, giving music fans 72 hours to get behind their favourite album on the recently announced Longlist. The Longlisted album which secures the most votes will automatically gain a place on the coveted Shortlist, as well as a guaranteed minimum prize of £1,000. It also means that this album will be in with a chance to be hailed as Scottish Album of the Year 2019, with the winning artist receiving a £20,000 prize.

Vote for the album of your choice NOW via WWW.SAYAWARD.COM

The SAY Award Longlist for 2019 is:

1. Aidan Moffat and RM Hubbert – Here Lies The Body
2. Aidan O’Rourke – 365: Vol. 1
3. Andrew Wasylyk – The Paralian
4. Auntie Flo – Radio Highlife
5. Brìghde Chaimbeul – The Reeling
6. C Duncan – Health
7. Carla J. Easton – Impossible Stuff
8. CHVRCHES – Love Is Dead
9. Edwyn Collins – Badbea
10. Fatherson – Sum Of All Your Parts
11. Fergus McCreadie Trio – Turas
12. Free Love – Luxury Hits
13. Graham Costello’s Strata– Obelisk
14. Karine Polwart with Steven Polwart and Inge Thomson– Laws of Motion
15. Kathryn Joseph – From When I Wake The Want Is
16. Kinnaris Quintet – Free One
17. Mastersystem – Dance Music
18. Niteworks – Air Fàir an Là
19. Sean Shibe – softLOUD
20. The Twilight Sad – It Won/t Be Like This All The Time 

The online vote is free to enter and allows for one vote per person. Anyone who votes is also automatically entered into a ballot to win a pair of tickets to the exclusive invite-only SAY Award ceremony, which this year takes place at the Assembly Rooms in the heart of Edinburgh on Friday 6 September 2019.

Robert Kilpatrick, General Manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), said: “Last month we announced and celebrated 20 outstanding Scottish albums as this year’s SAY Award Longlist. Soon they’ll be whittled down to a Shortlist of just 10 albums, and the public vote plays a crucial part in ensuring that music fans have a voice in the determination of this. The album with the most votes will be automatically guaranteed a place on the Shortlist and a minimum prize of £1,000. Every vote counts, and we need your input. The SAY Award is by and for music fans, so make sure to get involved and have your SAY!”