After a careful judging process undertaken by industry professionals working across all sectors of the music industry, the 10 winners will receive:

• A recording session at ACM London and mastering at Metropolis, Europe’s largest independent recording complex

• Mentoring from ACM’s Head of Creative Output, Kieron Pepper (previous drummer for The Prodigy) and Ace, Head of Industry Development (also guitarist in Skunk A Anansie)

• Inclusion on the Sound of the Times digital album

• A live performance at the Sound of the Times showcase gig at the Rose Theatre, Kingston

• The opportunity to publicise your music and profile through PR surrounding the competition