Vanda and Young Song Competition

Posted by:  Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)


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Don't miss your LAST CHANCE to submit to The Vanda and Young Song Competition. 100% of entry fees go to Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy Australia. Winners receive return airfare to US and UK, 5 days accommodations, AUD $20,000, mentorship with US songwriter Paul Williams and more./n/nOpen to aspiring and established songwriters, the Vanda & Young Song Competition provides an outstanding opportunity for a talented songwriter to make their mark. Don’t miss the chance to have your songs heard and appraised by industry leaders, and be in the running for an amazing prize package.

With the support of APRA|AMCOS, the Vanda & Young Song Competition is proudly presented by Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy (NRMT) Australia, with 100% of the entry fee going directly to the charity.


The winner of the 2009 Vanda & Young Song Competition will take home:

  • Return business class airfare to US and UK + 5 days accommodation in both countries courtesy of Showtravel (valued at AUD $10,000 incl. GST)
  • AUD $20,000 cash courtesy of Albert Music
  • Songwriter Mentorship with iconic US songwriter, Paul Williams
  • Producer mentorship at Kensaltown Studios London; either with Martin Terefe (KT Tunstall, James Morrison, Yusuf Islam) or Sacha Skarbeck (James Blunt, Jason Mraz)
  • Production crew for creation of a music video, including director of photography, camera & sound operators, courtesy of XYZ Networks
  • Les Paul Gibson Guitar courtesy of Gibson Guitars
  • 2 full days of studio time and engineering at 301 Studios in Sydney, Byron Bay, Stockholm or Cologne, plus EP mastering package.
  • Live gig to perform the winning song at SONG SUMMIT 2010, Darling Harbour, 19-21 June, 2010.


Founded in 1984, NRMT Australia promotes and develops the understanding, training and practice of creative music therapy. The therapists work with children and adults, utilising music’s interactive and participatory nature as an agent for change and healing.