Adult Contemporary

Adult Contemporary refers to a sub-genre of soft rock, which became popular as a 1970's FM radio format. Adult contemporary has the same lush, soothing and the highly polished qualities of soft rock but largely lacks the grit of even the slicker varieties of rock or soul music. It is essentially middle of the road territory that includes traditional pop and easy listening. Adult Contemporary is a subtle reflective and soothing style of ballad writing.

We are looking for:

  1. Strength of composition
  2. Originality
  3. Relevance to category
  4. Delivery of composition

Although recording quality and production values are not governing factors in this category, we expect a reasonable standard. A strong piece will be severely hampered either by poor delivery or recording. The winning piece will be the one which best meets these requirements.

Entries are locked into category whether they are suitable or not. If an entry is incorrectly placed then it will be excluded from the marking process.