1. Compositions & Arrangements:
    (a) Definition of Original Student Composition: One that has been composed by the entrant from an original idea. Compositions can be for any solo instrument or combinations of instruments, and may be performed by instrumentalists other than the composer. The composer should ensure that the composition can be adequately performed.
    (b) Definition of Arrangement: One that has been arranged from an existing work by the entrant. The item being arranged (whether from a score or a video etc) must be provided to the Organising Committee upon entry.
    (c) Additional Performance Aspects: The performance may include additional aspects such as an introduction, narration, handouts etc that will help enhance the performance.
  2. Copy of Sheet Music: The competitor must provide the adjudicator with a printed copy of the sheet music together with the complete Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) forms on the day of the competition.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification. 
  3. Use of Photocopies: Photocopies of music which is still in copyright are illegal and may not be used by competitors, accompanists and any other performers. Using illegal copies will disqualify the competitors. Copies for use by the adjudicator are permitted by AMCOS and completed AMCOS forms must be provided with the sheet music on the day of the competition. Failure to do so will also result in disqualification.
  4. Accompanists: There will be no official accompanist. Competitors must provide their own accompanists who will be responsible for their own original copies of music. Pre-recorded accompaniments or backing are not acceptable. A copy of the accompanist’s part must be provided together with the AMCOS forms.