This year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday October 30th.

Record labels will be submitting entries between June 3rd and July 10th, with the shortlist of 12 being announced on September 12th. The competition is open for albums from British and Irish artists released between Tuesday, September 11 2012 and Monday, September 9 2013.

As you'll most likely know, Alt-J won the 2012 edition. [via Music Week]