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Australia
Songs with an Australian theme or subject  

Ballad

Contemporary Pop/Dance
Up-tempo modern songs  

Country

Folk/Acoustic
Including ‘unplugged’ compositions  

Instrumental
Any genre or style, including traditional, classical, contemporary, film/TV tracks & electronica 

International
A special category open to songwriters from any country in the world, including Australia!  

Lyrics
Words of a song or poem/words suitable to be set to music   

Open
For that song that may not fit other categories  

Rock/Indie
Contemporary songs and heavier arrangements  

Songs for Children  


Spiritual
Songs of faith or inspiration  


Youth
Any genre or style (songs by entrants 17 years of age and under as at 1st June this year)

Prizes

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Judged from the 1st place getters of each category. Separate entry is not required. Sponsored by APRA/AMCOS  Winner receives: $3,000 cash for APRA and an Easys Trophy.  

RUDY BRANDSMA AWARD
All entrants (who are ASA members) qualify for nomination to receive this great honour. Sponsored by Maton Guitars  Winner receives: Maton SRS60C valued at $1,899   

PPCA LIVE PERFORMANCE AWARD 
Judged and sponsored by PPCA, for the best live performance at the National Songwriting Awards  Winner receives: $500 cash 


CATEGORY AWARDS
Each of the other 13 Categories have prizes issued for 1st, 2nd as per below with every 3rd winner receiving $150 cash from the ASA. All dollar amounts refer to Australian dollars. Here is the prize summary:  

AUSTRALIA  

Sponsored by James North Productions and Song Central
1st Prize: Mixing and Mastering of one song package, valued at $700 
2nd Prize: $200 cash 
   

BALLAD  

Sponsored by Christian Fox Account. and Q Music   
1st Prize: $400 Cash 
2nd Prize: A Bigsound 2019 Pass (valued at $651)  


CONTEMPORARY / POP / DANCE  

Sponsored by Vocal Art Studios & Grover Allman 
1st Prize: Private lessons in Vocal, Songwriting or Instrumental (7 private half hour sessions) valued at $500   
2nd Prize: 200 Custom guitar picks, custom printed leather guitar strap, keyring and necklace valued at $205
    

COUNTRY  

Sponsored by KIX Country Radio and Grover Allman 
1st Prize: 3 weeks hi rotation and guaranteed exposure on air through KIX Country Radio Networks across Australia, plus promotion and recognition on both network’s web pages as Country Songwriter of the Year in association with the ASA. 
2nd Prize: 500 custom guitar picks, custom printed leather guitar strap, keyring and necklace, valued at $305
 

FOLK ACOUSTIC 

Sponsored by Rhythms Magazine and YOYO Management 
1st Prize: A guaranteed interview with Rhythms Magazine
2nd Prize: $200 cash

 

INSTRUMENTAL 

Sponsored by Katie Hardyman Music and Magesongs School of Songwriting
1st Prize: $400 cash
2nd Prize: $200 cash

INTERNATIONAL
Sponsored by TrakVan 
1st Prize: AUD $1,000 cash
2nd Prize: AUD $250 cash
  


LYRICS
Sponsored by Band In A Box and the ASA
1st Prize: Band In A Box - Ultra Plus Pak valued at $699 
2nd Prize: $150 Cash

OPEN
Sponsored by MAXXDBXX - Sonic Management and YOYO Management 
1st Prize: Mixing and Mastering of one song package, valued at $750 
2nd Prize: $200 cash
 


ROCK/INDIE
Sponsored by Black Pearl Studios and Magesongs School of Songwriting
1st Prize: 1 day recording valued at $1,000
2nd Prize: $200 cash


SONGS FOR CHILDREN
Sponsored by Wests Ashfield Leagues Club  
1st Prize: $400 cash
2nd Prize: $200 cash


SPIRITUAL
Sponsored by Christian Fox Accountants and University of Griffith  
1st Prize: $200 Gift Card from Griffith University and cheque from ASA for $200 
2nd Prize: $200 cash


YOUTH
Sponsored by Magesongs School of Songwriting and iDOCoach  
1st Prize:  Magesongs full songwriting course run via 'web conferencing love online' (20 sessions to be done in 2019 valued at $1200
2nd Prize: 1 Songwriting Coaching Session (Valued at US $125) conducted via Skype with Mark Cawley 

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