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The GIT Awards: Judges Announced
Laurie Tuffrey , January 18th, 2013 11:16

The Quietus' John Doran is joined by Q's Andrew Harrison, 6 Music's Tom Ravenscroft and more for this year's Scouse Mercury Prize

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The judging panel has been announced for this year's GIT Awards, recognising the best in new music from Merseyside.

Joining awards organiser Peter Guy of Liverpool's Getintothis music blog and the Liverpool Echo, will be tQ ed John Doran, Andrew Harrison, editor of Q, Tom Ravenscroft, BBC Radio 6 Music DJ and son of John Peel, a son of Liverpool himself, and Matt Wilkinson, the NME's new music editor.

There's also a seven-strong contingent of Merseyside-based judges: Craig G Pennington, editor of Liverpool music magazine Bido Lito!, David Lloyd, founder and editor of Liverpool culture blog Seven Streets, Clarry Mowforth, co-founder of Liverpool events and promotions company everisland, Johnny Collins, deputy programme controller of Juice FM, Steve Miller, Liverpool music promoter, Paul Rogers, head of content at Liverpool Football Club and Yaw Owusu, chief executive of Liverpool youth culture company URBEATZ.

To enter this year's prize, send four tracks to Peter Guy at getintothis@gmail.com or post to Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool Daily Post & ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.

Head over to Getintothis now to have a look at Peter's 15 tips for Liverpool music this year, and take a look at the highlights of last year's prize ceremony below:

GIT Awards from Mocha on Vimeo.