Snow Patrol first received the Phil Lynott Best New Band award in 1999 at the Hot Press Awards. They also received received one Ivor Novello Album Award for their third album Final Straw in 2005. The band has received seven BMI Awards, two for the song "Run" in 2005: "College Song of the Year" and "BMI Pop Award". The other awards were for the songs "Chasing Cars" and "Hands Open", each winning a BMI Pop Award (twice for Chasing Cars, in 2007 and 2008) and for being performed a combined one million times in the United States in 2007. The band has been particularly successful at the Meteor Music Awards, winning six awards from total seven nominations. These awards were for "Best Irish Band" and "Best Irish Album", in 2005 and 2007, "Best Live Performance", in 2007, and "Most Downloaded Song" for "Chasing Cars", in 2007. They have also received five IFPI Platinum Europe Awards; two for the album Final Straw, in 2004 and 2008 for crossing the two million sales mark in Europe; and the others for the album Eyes Open, in 2006, 2007 and 2009, for crossing the three million sales mark in Europe. Overall, Snow Patrol has received 25 awards from 51 nominations.
The Choice Music Prize is awarded to albums which best sum up the year in Irish music. The award doesn't take in airplay as a criterion, and is awarded solely on the basis of artistic merit. The award is the Irish equivalent of the UK’s Mercury Music Prize. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.
The Ivor Novello Awards are presented annually by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) for excellence in songwriting and composing. Snow Patrol has received one awards from one nomination.
The Mercury Prize is an annual music prize awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom or Ireland. The award is the UK equivalent of Ireland's Choice Music Prize. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.
The TEC Awards are annually awarded to recognize achievements of audio professionals. They honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances. Snow Patrol has received one nomination.
In June 2010 the band were commemorated with a Heritage Award by PRS for Music. A plaque was erected on the Duke of York pub in Belfast where the band performed their first gig. The band was only the sixth to receive the award along with the likes of Blur and Elton John. With all the members turning out, they later performed a live set to a small crowd of around 30 people. Quinn described the award as an "honour", and said the plaque meant more to him than other awards that they have received along the way.
^"Never mind the Oscars...". Hot Press. 22 March 2002. Retrieved 4 January 2010.Appears as: "Album Ash – Free All Angels David Kitt – The Big Romance The Frames – For The Birds Snow Patrol – When It's All Over We Still Have To Clean Up."
^ ab"Tales of the new millennium". Hot Press. 14 December 2001. Retrieved 4 January 2010.Appears as: "ALBUMS 1 THE FRAMES: For The Birds [Plateau] ... 5 RADIOHEAD: Amnesiac [Parlophone] 6 SNOW PATROL: When It’s All Over We Still Have To Clean Up [Jeepster]." and "ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THE REVS: 'Wired To The Moon' [Treasure Island] BASEMENT JAXX: 'Where’s Your Head At?' [XL] SNOW PATROL: 'One Night is Not Enough' [Jeepster]."
^"Hot Press Readers Poll 2002: Best of Irish". Hot Press. Retrieved 1 October 2009.Appears as: "ALBUM - 1 The Frames: For The Birds 2 David Kitt: The Big Romance 3 Ash: Free All Angels 4 Aslan: Waiting For The Madness To End 5 The Cranberries: Wake Up And Smell The Coffee 6 Snow Patrol: When It's All Over..." and "DEBUT ALBUM - 1 David Kitt: The Big Romance* 2 Relish: Wild Flowers 3 Cara Dillon: Cara Dillon 4 Snow Patrol: When It's All Over..."