Judging is complete, and the results are in for the 2023 Australian Children’s Music Foundation’s National Songwriting Competition – a creative initiative, inspiring creativity and self-expression in young people for over two decades.
With five categories, spanning school grades Kindergarten to Year 12, we were inundated with 900 entries this year.
The content and calibre of the song entries astounded the panel of judges.
Many song lyrics demonstrated the importance of music in helping children deal with their challenges and this year the judges felt the overall theme of the lyrics was inspiring, courageous, positive, and uplifting.
The 2023 judging panel of music industry experts met at Universal Music Australia’s head office in Sydney. Together they reviewed over 70 songs, shortlisted from nearly 900 submissions nationally. Judges assessed various aspects of each song, including lyrics, melody, song structure, and originality.
Thank you to all the entrants, we look forward to hearing more music in the future!
FIRST PRIZE AND
ALAN KENDALL AWARD WINNER FOR MOST CREATIVE & ORIGINAL SONG COMPOSITION OF THE COMPETITION
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