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Ready to build a successful and sustainable career in the music industry? These competitions can help.

Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition

Named after the legendary songwriting partnership of Harry Vanda and George Young from Australian band The Easybeats, this competition offers a substantial cash prize and career opportunities to its winner and runners-up.

The Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition is your opportunity to be heard, to invest in your career and to make a difference, with the $50 entry fee donated to Noro's music therapy services.

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The 2022 competition closed 27 Feb 2023. Congratulations to the winners!

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Emily Burrows Award

Since 2001, The Emily Burrows Award has recognised a South Australian artist or band annually and helped them develop their careers with a $5,000 prize.

The award is offered in memory of Emily Burrows, a former APRA AMCOS membership representative and compliance officer, who worked tirelessly to support and encourage South Australian songwriters and composers. The Award was established following her tragic, accidental death in 2000.

Past recipients include Dead Roo, Ollie English, Donnarumma, Electric Fields, Paige Renee Court (aka Mane), Kaurna Cronin, Seabass and Molly Rocket.