Now in its 12th year, the Popjustice Twenty Quid Music Prize recognises amazingness in the field of the British pop single. Judging takes place on Wednesday October 29, 2014. To the winner: twenty quid (cash).



THE SHORTLIST
(CLICK EACH 'PACKSHOT' FOR MORE INFO)
Shortlisted singles are all by British artists, and were released at some point in the last year or so.
HERE THEY ARE AS A SPOTIFY PLAYLIST.
BE A JUDGE
JOIN US IN LONDON ON OCTOBER 29! AS EVER, THE TWENTY QUID WINNER IS DECIDED BY POPJUSTICE READERS, WHO'LL BE GETTING PISSED, SHOUTING A LOT AND AGREEING TO DISAGREE TO AGREE WHICH SHORTLISTED ARTIST WINS THE CASH. TO APPLY, EMAIL MUSICPRIZE2014@POPJUSTICE.COM WITH DETAILS OF YOUR NAME, AGE, WHAT YOU DO FOR A LIVING, YOUR FAVOURITE SONG ON THE SHORTLIST, AND ANYTHING ELSE YOU THINK WE NEED TO KNOW. CLOSING DATE FOR JUDGE APPLICATIONS IS OCTOBER 10; WE'LL BE IN TOUCH IF YOU'RE CHOSEN.
PAST WINNERS
LOOK AT ALL THIS AMAZINGNESS
2013
CHVRCHES - 'The Mother We Share'
Shortlist: CHVRCHES 'The Mother We Share' + Disclosure feat AlunaGeorge 'White Noise' + Duke Dumont feat A*M*E 'Need U (100%)' + Girls Aloud 'Something New' + Little Mix 'DNA' + Mutya Keisha Siobhan 'Flatline' + Olly Murs 'Dear Darlin'' + One Direction 'Kiss You' + Petula Clark 'Cut Copy Me' + Robbie Williams 'Candy' + The Saturdays 'Gentleman' + VV Brown 'The Apple'
2012
Will Young - 'Jealousy'
Shortlist: Lawson 'Taking Over Me' + Little Mix 'Wings' + Nero 'Promises' + Olly Murs feat Rizzle Kicks 'Heart Skips A Beat' + One Direction 'What Makes Your Beautiful' + Rizzle Kicks 'Down With The Trumpets' + Rudimental feat John Newman 'Feel The Love' + Saint Etienne 'Tonight' + Siobhan Dillon 'Powerless' + The Saturdays 'All Fired Up' + Will Young 'Jealousy' + Marina & The Diamonds 'Power & Control'
2011
The Saturdays - 'Higher'
Shortlist: Adele 'Rolling In The Deep' + Hurts 'Stay' + Jessie J 'Do It Like A Dude' + Joe McElderry 'Ambitions' + Mark Ronson & The Business Intl feat Boy George and Andrew Wyatt 'Somebody To Love Me' + Nadia Oh 'Taking Over The Dancefloor' + Nicola Roberts 'Beat Of My Drum' + The Saturdays 'Higher' + Sunday Girl 'Stop Hey' + Take That 'The Flood' + The Wanted 'All Time Low' + Yasmin 'Finish Line'
2010
Example - 'Kickstarts'
Shortlist: Alexandra Burke feat Flo Rida 'Bad Boys' + Sophie Ellis-Bextor 'Bittersweet' + Marina & The Diamonds 'I Am Not A Robot' + Mini Viva 'I Wish' + Groove Armada 'I Won't Kneel' + Example 'Kickstarts' + Mini Viva 'Left My Heart In Tokyo' + Tinchy Stryder feat Amelle Berrabah 'Never Leave You' + Diana Vickers 'Once' + Mini Viva 'One Touch' + Nerina Pallot 'Real Late Starter' + Hurts 'Wonderful Life'
2009
Girls Aloud - 'The Promise'
Shortlist: JLS 'Beat Again' + Frankmusik 'Better Off As Two' + Calvin Harris 'I'm Not Alone + La Roux 'In For The Kill' + Pet Shop Boys 'Love Etc' + Saint Etienne 'Method Of Modern Love' + Little Boots 'New In Town' + Tinchy Stryder feat Taio Cruz 'Take Me Back' + Girls Aloud 'The Promise' + The Saturdays 'Up' + Alesha Dixon 'The Boy Does Nothing' + Lily Allen 'The Fear'
2008
Girls Aloud - 'Call The Shots'
Shortlist: Goldfrapp 'A&E' + Sugababes 'About You Now' + Leona Lewis 'Bleeding Love' + Girls Aloud 'Call The Shots' + Dizzee Rascal feat Calvin Harris 'Dance Wiv Me' + Bloc Party 'Flux' + Daggers 'Money' + The Ting Tings 'That's Not My Name' + Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse 'Valeria' + Hot Chip 'Ready For The Floor' + Groove Armada feat Mutya Buena 'Song 4 Mutya (Out Of Control)' + Little Boots 'Stuck On Repeat'
2007
Amy Winehouse - 'Rehab'
Shortlist: Calvin Harris 'Acceptable In The 80s' + Jamelia 'Beware Of The Dog' + Sophie Ellis-Bextor 'Catch You' + Siobhan Donaghy 'Don't Give It Up' + Kate Nash 'Foundations' + Roisin Murphy 'Overpowered' + Robbie Williams 'She's Madonna' + Boot Luv 'Shine' + Girls Aloud 'Something Kinda Ooooh' + Mark Ronson 'Stop Me' + Amy Winehouse 'Rehab' + Bodyrox feat Luciana 'Yeah Yeah'
2006
Girls Aloud - 'Biology'
Shortlist: Girls Aloud 'Biology' + Gorillaz 'Dare' + Ladytron 'Destroy Everything You Touch' + Rachel Stevens 'I Said Never Again (But Here We Are)' + Goldfrapp 'Number One' + Hot Chip 'Over And Over' + Sugababes 'Push The Button' + Lily Allen 'Smile' + Muse 'Supermassive Black Hole' + Matt Willis 'Up All Night' + Delays 'Valentine' + Will Young 'Who Am I'


2005
Girls Aloud - 'Wake Me Up'
Shortlist: Charlotte Church 'Crazy Chick' + Verbalicious 'Don't Play Nice' + The 411 'Dumb' + Kaiser Chiefs 'Everyday I Love You Less And Less' + Mylo 'In My Arms' + Shapeshifters 'Lola's Theme' + Rachel Stevens 'Negotiate With Love' + Basement Jaxx 'Oh My Gosh' + Goldfrapp 'Ooh La La' + Uniting Nations 'Out Of Touch' + Robbie Williams 'Radio' + Girls Aloud "Wake Me Up'
2004
Rachel Stevens - 'Some Girls'
Shortlist: Busted 'Crashed The Wedding' + McFly '5 Colours In Her Hair' + Sugababes 'Hole In The Head' + Will Young 'Leave Right Now' + Emma Bunton 'Maybe' + Shaznay Lewis 'Never Felt Like This Before' + Girls Aloud 'The Show' + Rachel Stevens 'Some Girls' + Keane 'Somewhere Only We Know' + Jamelia 'Superstar' + Javine 'Surrender' + Rachel Stevens 'Sweet Dreams My LA Ex'
2003
Girls Aloud - 'No Good Advice'
Shortlist: Abs 'Stop Sign' + Amy Studt 'Misfit' + Busted 'What I Go To School For' + Daniel Bedingfield 'If You're Not The One' + Girls Aloud 'No Good Advice' + Ladytron 'Seventeen' + Lisa Scott-Lee 'Lately' [Public choice] + Mis-teeq 'Scandalous' + Richard X vs Liberty X 'Being Nobody' + S Club Juniors 'New Direction' + S Club 'Say Goodbye' + Sugababes 'Round Round'
CONGRATULATIONS AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL SHORTLISTED ARTISTS.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT 10:30ISHPM ON OCTOBER 29.