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Applications extended to  27 August
The search for Australia’s best young ensembles has been extended! Whether you play the violin, classical guitar, marimba or sing Musica Viva is looking for secondary students to enter Strike A Chord. The competition prize pool is worth over $16,000 with cash and development prizes awarded to groups throughout the competition.

National Campus Music
Applications close 31 October
The National Campus Music Competition (previously known as the National Campus Band Competition) is an annual Australian music competition specifically for tertiary students.

Vanda & Young Worldwide Songwriting Competition
Entries extended 29 October
With the impact of COVID-19 affecting the livelihoods of music creators worldwide, organisers of the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition are extending the entry period and awarding an additional ten runner-up cash prizes of $1,000.
AMP: Australian Music Prize
Entires open for the Australian Music Prize for Australian recording artists.

First Sounds Volume Three
Call out for submissions – First Sounds Volume Three.  First Sounds is a unique initiative from the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia (CBAA) and First Nations Media Australia (FNMA), bringing new and emerging First Nations music to radio airwaves with a series of music compilations curated by FNMA’s indigiTUBE with a select panel of First Nations individuals.



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