Song Contest

The ASC2018 Song Contest results are in!  There were some standout entries again this year.  Here are the winners:




PLEASE NOTE: This song contest is only open to registered attendees of the 2016 Australian Songwriters Conference.


Rules and Conditions

The ASC2018 Song Contest for attendees is now open for entry. Entries close at midnight Monday on 16th April 2018. We are keeping it as simple as possible so please read the information/rules below and contact us if you have any questions.

Songs can be submitted on CD or USB stick (via Australia Post) or as MP3 files via email. Multiple song entries should be included on one CD, USB Stick or Email.  Lyric sheets should not be included unless entering the ‘Lyric Only’ category. The ASC2018 Song Contest entry form and payment details must accompany the songs submitted.

The attendee must be the/a copyright owner of the song/s submitted.


Postal Address for CDs/USB Sticks:

ASC 2018Song Contest
PO Box 122
Woy Woy  NSW  2256


Email Address for song entries:
(MP3 files must not exceed 5MB)


You can enter up to five (5) songs, and you can enter one song in more than one category, however, each entry will be considered as separate and will incur the submission fee, eg;

“Song For John” is entered in the Pop, Rock and Christian categories = 3 song entries


There are 11 categories:

Pop       R&B/Urban        Rock        Country/ Blues/Roots/Folk        Adult Contemporary       Hip Hop/Rap/MC/Spoken Word

Christian/Inspirational       Children’s Songs      Jazz/World      Lyric only       Musical Composition



Category winners will receive a Category Winner Certificate of Merit.

The Category winning songs will then be judged to decide the Grand Prize Winning Song of the ASC 2016 Song Contest.


The Grand Prize Winner will receive:

  • All Access Pass to ASC2020
  • One Extra Song Pitch at ASC2018
  • Entry into the exclusive Schmooze with the Hit Makers, VIP Event
  • Entry to ‘A Little Slice of Country‘ exclusive acoustic performance by award-winning country artist, Connie Kis Andersen
  • One hour Mentoring Session with Grammy Award winning songwriter and teacher,Alan Roy Scott
  • 3 years membership to ASC Inc.
  • Exclusive limited edition ASC Mug
  • Exclusive limited edition T-Shirt
  • Grand Winner Certificate and Trophy

Grand Prize valued at $1750.  Other prizes may be added.  Prizes are not redeemable for cash.


The contest is for ASC2018 Attendees only. The ASC must have received your event Registration form and minimum deposit in order to be eligible to enter the song contest.  Attendees are only considered to have registered for the conference if they have paid the deposit.

Where a person has paid the deposit to attend the conference and enters a song or songs to the contest, then fails to pay the balance of their conference fee by 6th June 2018, their song contest entry will be voided and no refund will be made.

Winners will be announced during the opening ceremony of 2018 Australian Songwriters Conference scheduled to take place on the evening of Thursday 7th June 2018.

Judges will be made up of a selection of ASC Faculty Publishers, Mentors and Speakers, and may also include other professional songwriters and music industry professionals.

The judge’s decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the outcome of the contest.

Cost is $10 per song entry to help with cost of prizes and running the contest.  Payment should be made by Direct Deposit to:


BSB: 637-000 (Greater Building Society)
ACC: 714298313
NAME: Australian Songwriters Conference
REF:  Your Name


Entry closes 16th April 2018.  Entries must be received by Midnight (AEST) on this date.  Entries received after this time will not be accepted.