Every year we host a nationwide songwriting competition, The Songwriting Prize, inviting songwriters, from all across Australia, to write and/or submit an original song in response to a mental health theme.
The Songwriting Prize judges shortlist songs from set groups to perform at a regional Semi Final. We hold regional Semi Finals across the country during Aug-Oct, and this year that includes events in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney and Wagga Wagga. The finalists, picked from across our Semi Finals, will then go on to perform at our Grand Final, with one winner taking out the coveted spot of The Songwriting Prize Overall Winner.
Over the years, we have seen thousands of musicians come through our songwriting competitions. Previous winners include BOI, NEAV, Velvet Bloom, Leonie Kingdom, Seb Mont, Tempus Sun and 2022’s winner; Timothy Wolf.