2020 Vanda & Young GLOBAL Songwriting Competition 

2020 competition has closed for entries. 
Shortlist and winners to be announced early 2021

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
(courtesy Australasian Music Publishers Association)
10 runner-up prizes of $1,000

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This is a global competition open to all songwriters – published or unpublished.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.

Learn more about the organisation's great work here.

Got a question? entries@vandayoungsongcomp.com

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