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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

Top 30 are now decided in the 2014 Australian Songwriting Contest! Check out the Contests tab, and don't forget to book your tickets to the Awards (info below):


The National Songwriting Awards 2014 will feature Kate Ceberano, performing live as the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient, and the inimitable Ross Ryan (I Am Pegasus) will be the Special Guest Arist! In addition, all the Top 10 songwriters from this year's Contest will be honoured on stage, and all the winners will perform. Tickets for this veritable feast of original music (with dinner and drinks included), are available now at $130, or $90 for Members. 

Described by Michael Smith, from The Music, as 'a glittering music industry event', this is a fantastic networking night for songwriters. A celebrity-studded team of Presenters, and a fascinating array of performers, along with a special Guest Interview, will be served up with a sumptuous 3 course meal and drinks all night. As an established fixture on the music industry calendar, epic moments and a huge amount of fun are guaranteed, so don't miss your share of the action on this night of nights!!! 

Please book by emailing the ASA at asanationaloffice@asai.org.au . Please include guest names, any special dietary requirements or seating preferences, plus your intended method of payment: credit card or cheque/money order.
TIME: 6.30pm for 7pm start
DATE: Mon 24 November 2014
WHERE: Wests Ashfield Leagues Club, 115 Liverpool Rd, ASHFIELD NSW 2131
DRESS CODE: Individual Best

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.

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