NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION

Entries to the 2018 Songwriting Competition have closed – and winners have been released! 

About the Competition:

Every year, every student from every school across Australia is invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song in ACMF’s annual National Songwriting Competition. Winners receive prize-money which can be allocated towards musical equipment and tuition.

Our annual National Songwriting Competition is a nationwide initiative designed to encourage creativity and self-expression through songwriting.

“Songwriting is a highly creative process. We want kids to free their imagination and engage with learning in a fun way” – Don Spencer, Founder & CEO.

For a full listing of winners for 2018 (and to hear their entries) please click here!

For a full listing of winners for 2017 (and to hear their entries) please click here!

For a full listing of winners for 2016 (and to hear their entries) please click here!

For full Terms and Conditions of the competition, see http://acmf.com.au/national-songwriting-competition-tcs/

Scroll down for information about prizes.

“We have to encourage creativity in children. The current education system inhibits creativity – how else will children dream and blossom, if not through creativity? Songwriting is a vital form of self-expression. Songwriting has stopped children self-harming. It has allowed them to speak about abuse and trauma. It has allowed them to express love and forgiveness. It can increase literacy. It can promote understanding.  This competition encourages every child, in every Australian state and territory to explore and create in such a positive way. It’s very important to the work of the ACMF, and me in particular.” Don Spencer, ACMF CEO and Founder.

2018 Prizes

All ages

Allan Kendall Award $1,500. This special judges discretionary prize will be awarded for the most creative and original composition of the 2018 Competition.

Secondary School

PRIZES – value of instruments or musical tuition

School Year

Music Genre

1st

 

2nd

 

3rd

 

YRS 11+12

All

$1,600

 

$1,000

 

$700

 

YRS 9+10

All

$1,600

 

$1,000

 

$700

 

YRS 7+8

All

$1,600

 

$1,000

 

$700

 

YRS 7-­12

Instrumental

(classical or contemporary)

$1,600

 

$1,000

 

$700

 

Primary School

PRIZES – value of instruments or musical tuition

School Year

Music Genre

1st

 

2nd

 

3rd

 

YRS 5+6

All

$1,000

 

$600

 

$300

 

YRS 3+4

All

$1,000

 

$600

 

$300

 

YRS K-2

All

$1,000

 

$600

 

$300

 
        

 

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