Looking for something to do while self-isolating? How about penning an award-winning song for the 2020 Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition? The competition is now open and there’s a $50,000 first prize up for grabs for the top song!
The $50,000 first prize is the largest first-place prize for any songwriting competition in the world, so there’s plenty of reasons to get writing.
Last year the top gong went to Aussie to the songwriting partnership of Matt Corby and Dann Hume. Their song ‘Miracle Love’ from Corby’s 2018 long-player, Rainbow Valley was just one of the 3,683 entries submitted from 48 countries. The album also picked up the triple J album of the year.
Don’t worry if you’re not at that level of your songwriting yet, the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition also offers $5,000 cash for the recipient The AMPAL Emerging Songwriter Prize. The category is open to any up-and-coming unpublished songwriters.
The global competition, named after founding members of The Easybeats, Harry Vanda and George Young, also raises money for Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. The non-profit organisation uses the power of music in interactive clinical sessions to help people cope with a wide range of struggles. So your $50 entry fee is going to a great initiative.
Entries to the Global Songwriting Competition close at 11.59 pm (AEDT) on Thursday 14 May. Find out more here vandayoungsongcomp.com