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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

What's Happening!

With the Top 10 of the 2014 Australian Songwriting Contest now listed under the Contests tab, there is 'movement at the station' to confirm exciting prizes for the 2015 competition! This will be launched in late March, so keep an eye out for updates which will be posted here.


The National Songwriting Awards 2014 featured Kate Ceberano, who performed live as the Australian Songwriters Hall of Fame recipient, and the inimitable Ross Ryan (I Am Pegasus) who was Special Guest Arist! In addition, all the Top 10 songwriters from the 2014 Contest were honoured on stage, and all the winners performed. It was an amazing night of original music, and photos have been posted on Facebook (see links below). 

Described by Michael Smith, from The Music, as 'a glittering music industry event', this is a fantastic networking night for songwriters, with a celebrity-studded team of Presenters, and a fascinating array of performers, so try to get along to the 2015 event. We'll post the date here on our Home Page when it is set...usually in November each year. 

Australian Songwriting Contest:

The Australian Songwriting Contest is highly respected and extremely prestigious, offering more than $30,000 in prizes. It has been run annually for over 35 years, a claim that can be made by no other competition in Australia.  Success in this contest assists songwriters along the difficult pathway to acquiring industry aclaim and public recognition.

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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