Regional Songwriting Contest 2023


    1. Songwriters can be of any age or level of experience but must reside in the Central West of NSW which includes the Bathurst, Blayney, Oberon, Lithgow, Mid-Western, Cabonne, Orange, Cowra, Weddin, Forbes, Parkes and Lachlan local government areas.
    2. Eligible songs cannot have been previously professionally recorded or released.
    3. Songwriters need to provide lyrics plus some form of melody (a phone recording) and chord progression.
    4. Up to 15 of the top songs will be selected by an industry panel to be performed live at the final at BMEC on Saturday 11 November, 2023.
    5. On the night the songs will be backed by a band made up of 6 leading Central West musicians.
    6. Songwriters may sing their own songs (maximum of a trio) or have their songs sung by selected young LEAP (Local Emerging Artist Program) performers.
    7. Two winning songwriters, selected by the panel and by popular vote on the night, will receive a weekend studio recording package. Other prizes to be announced.
    8. Songs must be received by 11:59pm, Friday 6 October 2023.

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