***Entries close Sunday 14 August 2016***

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Songwriters around the world are invited to enter the 2016 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition.

With thanks to Alberts and APRA AMCOS, this year’s winning songwriter/s will take home a cash prize of A$50,000 and join the eminent company of past winners Megan Washington (2009), Kimbra (2011), The Preatures (2013) and Husky Gawenda (2014).

Two runners up cash prizes are also on offer with second place receiving A$10,000 thanks to AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association) and third place taking home A$5,000 courtesy of sponsor AEG Ogden. All winners will also take home a prize pack from Shure.

The Vanda & Young 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). 

Your entry fee will 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.

Learn more about the organisation's great work here.



It's easy to apply, you can do it right here and now.


You will need to provide:

- A copy of your works or songs in MP3 format – you can enter as many tracks as you’d like!

- A digital photo of yourself and 300 word-max bio (to be used in print or online if shortlisted) 

- If you are under the age of 18, a scanned letter of authority from your parent or guardian 

- Your contact details

The entry fee for the competition is A$50 per song - you can pay at time of entry, or save your application and pay at a later date. All payments must be made before the entry closing date. 

By clicking Enter Now, you agree to the Terms and Conditions and that you are applying as an individual.
Please be aware, you MUST be a writer or a co-writer of the songs/compositions you are seeking to enter.

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Important dates

Entries close: 11.59pm AEST 14 August 2016 
Shortlist announced: September 2016 
Winners announced: October 2016 

Running into trouble?

Contact us: entries@VandaYoungSongComp.com or reach out via Live Chat

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