ISC is the world’s largest and most prestigious international songwriting competition, receiving more than 26,000 entries from 158 countries. More than USD$150,000 in cash and merchandise is awarded to 71 winners in 23 categories covering all genres of music.
Fucked Myself Up, Merci, Mercy: Edwin White, Joel Quartermain, Mercedes Thorne - Melbourne, VIC (AAA - Adult Album Alternative)
Good Lord, Birds Of Tokyo: Ian Berney, Ian Kenny, Glenn Sarangapany, Adam Glenn, Adam Weston - Perth, WA (AC - Adult Contemporary)
I Won't Sleep Tonight, Jarred Taylor X Crawford Brothers: Zac Crawford, Ben Crawford, Jarred Taylor - Hinton, NSW (Unsigned Only)
Paradise, Golden Features x The Presets: Julian Hamilton, Kim Moyes, Thomas Stell - Sydney, NSW (Electronic Dance Music)
Psycho, Mia Rodriguez: Gustav Nyström, Alina Paulsen, Mia Rodriguez - Sydney, NSW (Pop/Top 40)
“Once again Aussie songwriters and artists have exceeded our expectations. There must be something magical in the water Down Under because the quality of Aussie entries never fails to impress."
— Candace Avery, ISC Founder and Director
Throughout the years, many Australian artists have been honored in ISC, including four Grand Prize winners: Tones And I; Kate Miller-Heidke; Kasey Chambers; and Vance Joy. Additional winners have included Amy Shark; Augie March; Big Scary; Birds of Tokyo; Dean Lewis; Eskimo Joe; Flight Facilities; Gang of Youths; Gotye; Guy Sebastian; Jebediah; Matt Corby; Missy Higgins; Ocean Alley; Ruel; Sarah Blasko; Shane Nicholson; The Living End; Troy Cassar-Daley; Vera Blue; Washington; and many, many more.
Check out the full list of Australian and New Zealand hounourees.
Second Place Winners
Come Home, Du0: Ryan Dobbrick, James Vincent, Emily Coulston - Brisbane, QLD (EDM)
Say Something, Eskimo Joe: Kavyen Temperley, Stuart MacLeod, Joel Quartermain - Melbourne, VIC (Rock)
Work For Me, Mia Wray: Mia Wray - Melbourne, VIC (Performance)
Third Place Winners
Die Young, Sheppard: George Sheppard, Jason Bovino, Amy Sheppard, Jon Hume - Sydney, NSW (Pop/Top 40)
All Glory & Honour, Ida Maree: Billy Smiley, Ida Maree - Melbourne, VIC (Christian)
Better, Winterbourne: James A.T. Draper, Jordan D. Brady - Sydney, NSW (AAA)
Better, Winterbourne: James A.T. Draper, Jordan D. Brady - Sydney, NSW (Unpublished)
Breathing To Prove That I Can, Georgie Raft: Georgie Raft - Unley Park, SA (Teen)
Come Home, Du0: Ryan Dobbrick, James Vincent, Emily Coulston - Brisbane, QLD (Unsigned Only)