Song of the Year

All styles can be represented within this category. The judges will be listening for originality, lyrical content and structural integrity.

The relationship between the lyrics, melody and rhythm of a song will also be considered as it is important that the song meshes together as a whole.

Whether there is a message, story or cohesive flow in the lyric content is also an important factor.

Overall we are looking at the song and rather than the singer. Obviously the submitted songs should be delivered well. All genres are included in this category.

We are looking for:

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

Recording quality and production values are significant factors in this category.

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.