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Melbourne Prize for Music 
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All music genres eligible, prize pool over $100,000 with an exciting change to a category, for Victorian residents only, entry by individual musician or group or by nomination.

SIMA & APRA AMCOS Emerging Composers Competition
Applications close 31 May

Sydney Improvised Music Association with the support of APRA AMCOS is inviting applications from young composers to write a new work for a large (10-piece) jazz ensemble to be premiered at the 2019 Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival held in November.

NSW Regional Pitchfest
Applications close 9 June
The Jobs for NSW Regional Pitchfest is your opportunity to pitch your business or idea to an audience and expert panel for the chance to win a share of prizes. They are looking for regional Australia’s innovators and entrepreneurs.

APRA Professional Development Awards
Applications close 27 June
APRA AMCOS is proud to announce the return of the biennial APRA Professional Development Awards, a career boosting initiative which has helped further the musical success stories of Gotye, Fanny Lumsden, screen composer Caitlin Yeo, Morgan Evans, Ainslie Wills, Nick Drabble, Ngaiire, Briggs and many more.

Young Composer Award
Applications close 2 June
An annual competition providing young composers the opportunity to have their work performed and recorded for future broadcast.

Noosa Busking Championship
8 – 9 June, Noosa
In partnership with the Noosa Come Together Music Festival, the 2019 Noosa Busking Championship is an all inclusive event with a wide range of prizes totalling more than $5,000.

The Stella Young Award
The Stella Young Award is open to any young artist with disability working in comedy, performing arts and/or screen, who have used their art to challenge the social narrative about disability. More information and the application form will be available on Arts Access Victoria’s website from 30 April.

4 Ballroom Dance Co-op National Music Contest
Applications close October
Prizes include cash, instruments, music related equipment and a range of discretionary prize rollouts. Open to all Australians, (individuals and organisations).

Australia’s Got Talent
Ongoing
Recently re-launched “Australia’s Got Talent” are currently looking for a range of talents and performers. They are casting the net as wide, to ensure the opportunity is open to people from all walks of life.

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