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THE IMPORTANT STUFF

Entry Categories

  • Original Song or Composition for Solo Instrument (notated work)

  • Original Duo, Trio, Small Group or Band (notated work)

  • Original Song / Sequenced Work / Soundscape (recorded work only)

Prizes for each Category

  • 1st Prize $500 + Studio Recording of your entry

  • 2nd Prize $250

  • 3rd Prize $100

  • Highly Commended Awards

  • Recording Prizes for Recorded-Only submissions

Category 1: Original Song or Composition for Solo Instrument

  • Notated work of 1-2 minutes

  • Can be longer. Judges will focus on first 1-2 minutes

  • Submit a notated score to be eligible for cash prizes

  • Optional: Submit an audio/MIDI recording of the work

Examples 

  • A song for voice with a piano or guitar accompaniment

  • A solo piano, guitar, vocal or instrumental work

  • A work for a solo instrument with a simple accompaniment

Category 2: Original Duo, Trio, Small Group or Band

  • Notated work of 1-2 minutes

  • Can be longer. Judges will focus on first 1-2 minutes

  • Submit a notated score to be eligible for cash prizes

  • Optional: Submit an audio/MIDI recording of the work

Examples

  • Instrumental or vocal duet 

  • A jazz combo

  • A contemporary band 

  • A piece for piano and other instrument where both parts feature 

  • A string trio or quartet

  • There are no restrictions on what instruments may be in a group


Category 3: Original Song / Sequenced Work / Soundscape

  • Recorded work of 3-5 minutes

  • Can be longer. Judges will focus on first 1-3 minutes

  • Submit an audio/MIDI recording of your original work

  • Notated work not required

Examples 

  • An orchestrated "movie theme" styled song

  • An original song or other composition for solo, ensemble or band

  • An ambient soundscape

  • Electronic music

  • Any other sequenced or soundscape composition

Find out more If you want to enter

 

Questions

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WHAT'S THE DEAL?

You're a Year 7-12 student, you're a musician, a creative, a performer and stuck at home.

Make the most of your time. Show us how creative you can be with writing music. And we have prizes.

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I WANT TO ENTER

Submit your entries between Aug 27 and Sep ​27, 2020

Winners announced in Oct 2020

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