Devotional / Gospel
Devotional Music can include traditional styles but must be original in composition and or lyric to meet the criteria of this category. The song may be religious, devotional or meditative. Devotional music for this category can be from any religion and encompass music from across the world.
Gospel Music is a music genre of Christian Music which varies quite a lot. Gospel music usually has dominant vocals with strong use of harmony and Christian lyrics. Often sung as a Capella with a call and response style and can also include hand clapping and or foot stomping. Sub Genres can include Gospel Blues, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass Gospel and Christian Country Music.
We are looking for:
- Strength of composition
- Relevance to category
- 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.
If there are not enough entries in a category that you have entered to go ahead you will be contacted and given the choice receive a refund or if we can successfully contact you by the 9th of September 2017 we will offer you the opportunity to enter the same song into a different category that meets the criteria.