The contests will be run for approximately 10 days (6 for entering, 4 for scoring) - these dates are provisional and will depend on the mod running it.
*note, all contests will be run from the Contests Forum - all 'live' comps are pinned.
The top two songs from each Open Format competition will be posted in this thread (1+1 comps have their own thread) in preparation for their Year End Final. (Tied songs will also go through).
All contests will now use the 1 to 10 scoring method. You can grade the songs however you like, just bear in mind that 10 is the highest mark you can award and 1 is the lowest. Only one 10 and one 9 may be awarded.
The song that is entered into a Monthly Competition must be the same recording with no changes made for the Final Competition.
The Year End Song Comps are for active musers only, so if a writer has not been present on the board since the start of November 2011 the moderator has the right to disqualify an entry
Someone may choose not have their song move on to the final competition if they wish. This might be an option for someone who has more than one song in the final.
For the Open Format comps the 10 qualifying songs from the 5 contests will compete in the Open Format year end final.
For more information on the contests, scoring etc. see the Song Contest Rules.