London: Alternative rock band The Manic Street Preachers and musician Gruff Rhys have been nominated for this year's Welsh Music Prize.
Both acts' latest albums are up for the award, alongside others including Future Of The Left and Cate Le Bon, reportedly.
The judges for this year's awards are Helen Weatherhead (BBC 6Music), Sian Rowe (XL) Folu Babatola (Red Bull), Owain Schiavone (Y Selar), Teleri Glyn Jones (Juxtaposed), Laura Snapes (NME), Ben Lovett (from Mumford & Sons), producer David Wrench and Xenomania's David Wrench.
Previous winners include Gruff Rhys and Future Of The Left. The awards were launched by Radio 1's Huw Stephens in 2001.