NATIONAL SONGWRITING COMPETITION

Congratulations to all of the winners of the 2016 Australian Children’s Music Foundation’s National Songwriting Competition. Since its inception, 26,300 songs have been written for the Competition.

“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.

2016 National Songwriting Competition Winners

Year 11+12 Category

Year 9+10 Category

Year 7+8 Category

Year 7-12 Instrumental Category

Year 5+6 Category

Year 3+4 Category

Year K-2 Category

Year K-6 Instrumental Category

2016 Prizes

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

$100

YRS K-6

Instrumental

$400

$200

$100

Winners will share in over $15,000 worth of musical equipment and tuition.

Overall Winner open to all age categories and music genres and chosen from 1st, 2nd & 3rd winners from both Secondary and Primary schools. 2016 Overall Winner Lily Ward with her song ‘Joan’. The Overall Winner receives a Spaced360 portable Bluetooth speaker form Orbitsound.

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