Rock itself is a genre that has been heavily influenced by rhythm and blues and country music. Musically, rock has centred on the electric guitar, usually as part of a rock group with bass guitar and drums.

Typically, rock is song-based music usually with a 4/4 time signature utilising a verse-chorus form. Rock places a higher degree of emphasis on musicianship, live performance, and an ideology of authenticity.

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.