NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION

The National Songwriting competition will be on again in the second half of 2016 – stay tuned for further information!

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.

Winners have now been announced for the 2015 National Song writing Competition. Click here for a full list of all the winners.

“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.

2015 Prizes

(Please note – prizes may change for the 2016 song competition)

Secondary School

PRIZES – value of instruments or musical tuition

School Year

Music Genre

1st

2nd

3rd

YRS 11+12

All

$1,500

$1,200

$750

YRS 9+10

All

$1,200

$900

$600

YRS 7+8

All

$1,000

$700

$400

YRS 7-­12

Instrumental

$1,200

$900

$600

Primary School

PRIZES – value of instruments or musical tuition

School Year

Music Genre

1st

2nd

3rd

YRS 5+6

All

$600

$300

$200

YRS 3+4

All

$500

$250

$150

YRS K-2

All

$300

$150

$50

YRS K-6

Instrumental

$400

$200

$100

Overall Winner:

Open to all age categories and music genres and chosen from 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners from both Secondary and Primary schools. Winners will share in over $20,000 worth of musical equipment and tuition, as well as more exciting prizes from Spotify.

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