Opportunity for young songwriters

Australian Children's Music Foundation founder Don Spencer encourages young people to enter the annual song writing competition.

Australian Children's Music Foundation founder Don Spencer encourages young people to enter the annual song writing competition.

The Australian Children's Music Foundation (ACMF) 17th Annual National Song Writing Competition is now accepting entries via: www.acmf.com.au

Open to school-aged children in grades four to 12, entrants gain the chance to win a share of more than $22,000 in prize money to be put toward musical equipment and tuition.

Prizes are not limited to individuals this year - schools have the opportunity to win the newly introduced "Song writing School of the Year" Award.

The winning school will receive $5000 for the resources to put toward starting or improving their school music program.

This aligns with the charity's belief that no child should be deprived of access to a valuable music education.

Entries are open now and close at 5pm August 29.

For full terms and conditions and to enter, visit www.acmf.com.au

Entry to the competition is free - however, for the charity to continue bringing music education programs, instruments, and creative initiatives to disadvantaged children across Australia - a donation of any amount before entering is greatly appreciated.

Donations can be made at: www.acmf.com.au

"Songwriting is a highly creative process. We must encourage creativity and imagination in children so that they can reach their full potential," said ACMF founder Don Spencer.

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