A Protest song is a song which is associated with a movement for social change and hence part of the broader category of topical songs (or songs connected to current events).
Environmental related songs are also eligible to enter this category.
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.
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.