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Returning to celebrate exceptional WA songwriting, WAM Song of the Year 2017/18 is now open for submissions until Monday 12 February.
The state-wide search for WA’s best songs offers over $45,000 worth of prizes to songwriters of all ages, levels and genres. With this year’s competition now open to published works, there are even more opportunities for local songwriters to have their work heard by leading music industry judges.
All WA songwriters are encouraged to apply, with 16 diverse categories each offering winners a $500 cash prize, studio time with WA’s best, a double pass to WAMCon 2018 and more. Category winners are all in the running for the grand prize package, which includes:
All winners will be announced at the Awards Party, debuting at the iconic, Gold Rush era hall-turned live music venue the Fly by Night Club in High Street, Fremantle on Wednesday 16 May.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt commented, “We’re so excited to welcome the WAM Song of the Year Awards to Fremantle once again. Many successful and emerging musicians call Fremantle home and the City is proud to support this event and WAM, an organisation that showcases our local talent to national audiences. As a council we put a huge amount of value in arts and culture and strive to support up-and-coming artists in every way we can.”
The 16 categories will honour gifted WA songwriters from all genres such as Blues/Roots, Country, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Jazz, Metal/Heavy, Punk/Hardcore, Pop, Rock, Urban/Hip Hop and World, plus extra categories for Schools (14 Years & Under), Schools (15-17), Outstanding Indigenous and Outstanding Regional.
From the brightest emerging talent to proven legends, WAM Song of the Year offers WA-based songwriters of all levels priceless exposure and vital recognition by Australian radio and media.
Entries close 5pm Monday 12 February!