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GIT Awards 2013 Announced
Laurie Tuffrey , October 26th, 2012 06:49

The second 'Scouse Mercury Prize' will be open for submissions in November

The GIT Awards, recognising new music in Merseyside, will open its entry process for next year's awards on November 16.

The launch party will be held at the city's Grey Space venue and will be shared by Esco Williams, recognised in last year's GIT Awards, who will be celebrating the release of his debut single 'The New Challenger'.

Peter Guy, who chairs the judging panel and edits Getintothis, the Liverpool music blog behind the awards, says: “The GIT Award is once again open to all. I want the prize to appeal to everyone from bedroom musicians to those with record deals, all we’re asking is for Merseyside musicians to send us their four tracks and who knows who will make the shortlist this year.

“For November’s launch, we’ve teamed up with Esco Williams as he’s a fine example of what the GIT Award aims to do; champion new Liverpool music. Esco went from promising performer to capturing the national media's attention and now he’s won a MOBO Award. His story is mirrored by many of last year's nominees. Let’s hope this year’s GIT Award finds a few more hidden gems.”

The Quietus' own John Doran will be on the judging panel, alongside representatives from the NME, Liverpool Football Club and members of the city's music and arts scene.

To enter, Merseyside musicians should send four tracks to Peter, either by e-mail at or by mail, addressed to: Peter Guy, The GIT Award, Liverpool Daily Post & ECHO, PO Box 48, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EB.

Have a watch of the highlights video of this year's ceremony:

GIT Awards from Mocha on Vimeo.