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Entries Close: Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

29/10/2020 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm EST


1st – A$50,000 cash prize furnished by APRA AMCOS, Alberts and BMG
2nd – A$10,000 (courtesy Banki Haddock Fiora)
3rd – A$5,000 (courtesy Aon)
The AMPAL Emerging Songwriter Prize – A$5,000

10 runner-up prizes of $1,000 just announced!


The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious songwriting competitions. It aims to support talented songwriters while raising much-needed funds for not-for-profit organisation Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (NRMTA).

With thanks to Alberts, BMG, Aon and APRA AMCOS, the 2019 winning songwriters, Dann Hume & Matt Corby took home a cash prize of A$50,000 and joined the eminent company of past winners Megan Washington (2009), Kimbra (2011), The Preatures (2013), Husky Gawenda (2014), Gretta Ray (2016), and Amy Shark(2018).

It’s easy to apply; all you need is

  • – Your song/s in MP3 or M4a format
  • – A digital photo of yourself (Max. 5MB)
  • – Your biography (Max 300 words)
  • – A scanned letter of authority from your parent or guardian if you are under 18

This is a global competition open to all songwriters – published or unpublished. All dollar amounts are in Australian dollars.

Entry fees (A$50 per song) go directly towards the work of NRMTA, which uses music therapy to help people cope with the struggles of living with a wide range of needs. These include children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, autism, trauma, illness, dementia, behaviour disorders and learning difficulties.


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