NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION

The 2017 National Songwriting Competition entries are now open!

Every year, every student from every school across Australia is invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song for a chance to win prize-money that can be allocated towards musical equipment and tuition, as part of the ACMF’s annual National Songwriting Competition. 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 full Terms and Conditions of the competition, see http://acmf.com.au/national-songwriting-competition-tcs/

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

“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.

 

2017 Prizes

Secondary School

Allan Kendall Award $1,500. This special judges discretionary prize will be awarded for the most creative and original composition of the 2017 Competition.

PRIZES – value of instruments or musical tuition

School Year

Music Genre

1st

2nd

3rd

YRS 11+12

All

$1,500

$1,000

$600

YRS 9+10

All

$1,500

$1,000

$600

YRS 7+8

All

$1,500

$1,000

$600

YRS 7-­12

Instrumental

(classical or contemporary)

$1,500

$1,000

$600

Primary School

PRIZES – value of instruments or musical tuition

School Year

Music Genre

1st

2nd

3rd

YRS 5+6

All

$1,000

$500

$200

YRS 3+4

All

$1,000

$500

$200

YRS K-2

All

$1,000

$500

$200

YRS K-6

Instrumental

(classical or contemporary)

$1,000

$500

$200

The ACMF National Songwriting Competition Is Supported By:

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