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2019 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

7 Mar

The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions. It aims to support talented songwriters while raising much-needed funds for not-for-profit organisation Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA).

With thanks to Alberts, BMG and APRA AMCOS, this year’s winning songwriter/s will take home a cash prize of A$50,000 and join the eminent company of past winners Megan Washington (2009), Kimbra (2011), The Preatures (2013), Husky Gawenda (2014), Gretta Ray (2016) and Amy Shark (2018).

Two runners up cash prizes are also on offer with second place receiving A$10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and third place taking home A$5,000. An ‘Unpublished’ prize of A$5,000 is also up for grabs.

It’s easy to apply; all you need is

• Your song/s in MP3 or M4a format
• A digital photo of yourself (Max. 5MB)
• Your biography (Max 300 words)
• A scanned letter of authority from your parent or guardian if you are under 18

This is a global competition open to all songwriters – published or unpublished.

Entries deadline: 11:59pm AEDT (Sydney AUS) 12 April 2019.
Winners announced: July 2019

Enter here

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WAM is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lottery West, and is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.