MATAMATA-PIAKO 

COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS 2019

RULES FOR SONGWRITERS 


1.  Open to all age groups.

2.  Song or tune to be recorded on  CD  (not a DVD)  and accompanied by  three (3) copies  of the lyrics with chords (on separate sheets of paper).  The Songwriter has the option to present their song with any backing that enhances the song.

3.  This section is not eligible to win the Overall Star Award. The Songwriter Winner will have the option to perform their song on the Premier Finals Concert. The  NZCM Star Awards will not be  responsible  for  costs  involved  in  the  Songwriter  Winner  attending  the  Premier  Finals Concert. The  Songwriter  Winner  will  have  the  option  to  perform  their  song  or  nominate someone to perform the song on their behalf on the Premier Finals Concert.

4.  Only songs/tunes that have not been recorded for sale commercially are eligible for entry.

5.  Entrants  must  be  amateur  as  defined  i.e.  not  deriving  a  major  portion  of  income  from performing music.

6.  All songs entered in these Awards must be in a country style and we would encourage you to write songs with a NZ content or flavour.