The Silver Scroll Awards recognise excellence in songwriting - and some of New Zealand's top songwriters help select the finalists. It's considered one of the most coveted awards in Kiwi music.
Previous winners include Lorde, Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Tami Neilson and Marlon Williams.
Lydia Jenkins is the APRA Silver Scroll Event Coordinator.
She speaks to Philippa Tolley.