The USQ Get Songwriting Competition runs from February 25 –  May 27, 2019 in Queensland, for Years 9-12 high school students.

The 2019 Prize is open to Queensland Years 9-12 high school students. Entry is free and the winner will receive $1000 for the purchase of music equipment, products and/or services. Two runners-up will receive a prominent songwriting text and $250 to a music-related store of their choice.

To further inspire the students, a one-day Songwriting workshop will be offered to a shortlist of entrants, where they will have the opportunity to hone their songwriting skills with our Contemporary Music Lecturer, Mark Scholtes. Mark is an ARIA nominated, APRA award-winning songwriter and recordings artist. It will be a fantastic day with the winners announced to conclude the event.

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Simon Geeves
Head of Senior Phase