Winners of the 2017 National Songwriting Competition announced!


The winners of the 2017 Australian Children's Music Foundation National Songwriting Competition have been announced!

Every year, every student from every school across Australia is invited to put pen to paper and enter their original song for a chance to win prize-money that can be allocated towards musical equipment and tuition, as part of the ACMF’s annual National Songwriting Competition. The annual National Songwriting Competition is a nationwide initiative designed to encourage creativity and self-expression through songwriting. Since its inception, over 30,000 songs have been written for the Competition. “Songwriting is a highly creative process. We want kids to free their imagination and engage with learning in a fun way” – Don Spencer, Founder & CEO.

AMPAL is very proud to sponsor the 2017 competition.  AMPAL General Manager Matthew O'Sullivan remarked that "for music publishers, it is extremely important to encourage the next generation of Australian songwriters, so that we can all continue to hear great Australian stories through music.  The National Songwriting Competition and the work of Don Spencer and the ACMF is incredibly important in providing that encouragement."

For the full list of winners and to hear their entries, see:

Congratulations to the winners and to all entrants!