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Listen to Past ASA Winners

  • No Bridge Unburned by Michael McGee and Jeff Oxford

    Winner: 2011 International
  • Try To Understand by Katie Hardyman

    Winner: 2011 Rudy Brandsma Awards
  • The Hopping Mouse by The Lamplights

    Winner: 2011 Songs For Children
  • Three Little Words by Madeline Perrone

    Winner: 2011 Youth
  • Decent People by James Hampton

    Winner: 2011 Contemporary Pop & Dance
  • Beautiful by Carly Van and Steve Lymburn

    Winner: 2011 Rock/Indie
  • Hot Kinda Love by Craig Morrison

    Winner: 2011 Country
  • Good Month, Bad Month by Arabesk

    CoWinner: 2011 Instrumental
  • No Bridge Unburned by Michael McGee

    CoWinner: 2011 Instrumental
  • Practise by The Lamplights

    CoWinner: 2011 Folk/Acoustic
  • She Kept On Swimming by Tony King And Kris Ralph

    CoWinner: 2011 Folk/Acoustic
  • Across The Line by Brian Chapman

    Winner: 2011 Open
  • Gold by Kylie Kain

    Winner: 2011 Spiritual
  • Real People by Christopher Pye

    Winner: 2011 Australia
  • My Fire by Dani Karis

    Winner: 2011 Ballad

News and Events

The Australian Songwriting Contest 2014 is now open!

Click one of the links below to enter online:

(Sonicbids is a US based entry platform, and the others are Australian based)




Discounted entry fees apply to Members, so you might want to first join the ASA or renew your membership by clicking the New Member Registration tab on this page - see just over there, above right.

Manual Entry forms are available if you email asanationaloffice@bigond.com but we recommend the online systems. If you need a hand learning how to upload your songs electronically, just ask us!

Australian Songwriting Contest:

The Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious, offering more than $30,000 in prizes. It is run annually, and is now in its 34th year. Success in this contest assists songwriters along the difficult pathway to acquiring industry aclaim and public recognition.

(Photos of the recent Awards have been posted on the facebook pages...see links at the bottom of this page.)

General Information:

The Australian Songwriters Association has a lot to offer people who create original music in Australia, from the grass roots amateur to experienced and published songwriters.

Our services extend from personal assistance,to professional feedback on new material, and live performance opportunities for all original performers across Australia, via our network of Wax Lyrical events.

The ASA's annual Australian Songwriting Contest is the largest competition in the country, providing great prizes and industry exposure to all finalists.

Check out the ASA on Facebook: