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ACMF school-age songwriting competition now open

15 May

The Australian Children’s Music Foundation (ACMF) 17th Annual National Songwriting Competition is now accepting entries via

Open to school-aged children in grades 4-12, entrants gain the chance to win a share in over $22,000 prize money to be put toward musical equipment and tuition.

Prizes are not limited to individuals this year –schools have the opportunity to win the newly introduced “Songwriting School of the Year” Award. The winning school will receive $5,000 for the resources to put toward starting or improving their school music program. This aligns with the charity’s belief that no child should be deprived of access to a valuable music education.

Entries are open now and close at 5pm 29th August 2019.

For full terms and conditions and to enter, visit

Entry to the competition is FREE – however, for the charity to continue bringing music education programs, instruments, and creative initiatives to disadvantaged children across Australia – a donation of any amount before entering is greatly appreciated.

The ACMF National Songwriting Competition 2019 would not be possible without the generous support of its sponsors: APRA AMCOS, AMPAL, Ooh! Media and Wakikirri.

For more info or to apply, visit

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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.