This instrumental category is a composition without lyrics or singing usually comprised of instruments only with electronic sounds being acceptable as well. Inarticulate vocals such as whistling, yodeling, scatting, and humming where the voice is used as a musical instrument are also acceptable in this category. As with traditional songs, a motif or melody must be present in order to be successful in this category.

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.

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.