National Songwriting Competition

Judging for this year’s competition is complete and the results are in!

The 2023 judging panel of music industry experts met at Universal Music Australia’s head office in Sydney and reviewed over 70 songs that were shortlisted from 900 submissions, nationally. Judges assessed various aspects of each song including the lyrics, melody, structure, and originality. The quality and calibre of each song entry astounded the judges, and the discussions and deliberations had were a true testament to this. Thank you all for your entries – the final decisions were difficult and close!

The winners of the National Songwriting Competition 2023 are:


Special awards for across the competition winners are:

You can listen to all winning songs from 2023 and read their lyrics here.


We look forward to bringing you the competition in 2024.