Music & Lyrics $33
Music & Lyrics $44
Australia: songs of any genre which mention Australia or songs that have a distinctly Australian edge
Contemporary/Pop/Dance: mostly more upbeat songs which are either radio friendly or suitable for dance clubs, including vocal electronic and rap
Instrumental/World Music: literally instrumental pieces (ie with no lyrics) of any genre, or anything with a customary World Music feel, but also including songs that use foreign language
International: this is an all-genre category that is open to citizens of countries outside of Australasia, though Australians and New Zealanders are also allowed to enter. Because of the larger field, the prize money is higher.
Open: any genre at all, including anything that is not captured in the other categories (such as blues and jazz but not limited to them)
Youth: any genre of song but it has to have all writers and co-writers under the age of 18 years old