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2021 Vanda and Young Global Songwriting Competition

Posted by APRA AMCOS | Aug 12, 2021

Calling songwriters of all genres and career stages, from anywhere in the world! Enter your song for the chance to win a career-boosting cash prize.

Back in 2021: 10 runner-up prizes of $1,000
Entries close 8 October 2021

Open to ALL songs, ALL genres and ALL songwriters.

1st prize: $50,000
(courtesy APRA AMCOS, Alberts, Sony Music Publishing)

2nd – $10,000 (courtesy Banki Haddock Fiora)

3rd – $5,000 (courtesy Aon)

The AMPAL Emerging Songwriter Prize – $5,000 (courtesy Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited – AMPAL)

$1,000 for 10 runners-up

Get your songs heard!

Your songs help make the transformative programs of Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia (Noro) possible, and the support is more impactful than ever before.

The full $50 per song entry fee goes to supporting Noro’s programs, which use creative music therapy to deliver significant and quantifiable benefits to children and adults with physical and intellectual disabilities, trauma, mental health problems, depression and medical illnesses, as well as learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

All prizes are donated by our generous sponsors and all admin staff and judges work on a voluntary basis.

It’s been a difficult time for anyone making music, so we are pleased to once again offer the 10x runner-up prizes of $1,000, made possible by an anonymous donor.

Thank you, songwriters!


CLICK HERE to enter now!

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