and the winner is...
What a wonderful Awards Ceremony we had on Sunday night! Open to everyone in the ASC community, the ASC Song Contest may be small by industry standards, but the talent in our ranks is truly world class.
Hosted beautifully by ASC National Circle coordinator, Shirley-Ann Rowley, the Awards ceremony took place online via Zoom with contest entrants, ASC Faculty and invited guests in attendance.
The Grand Winner of the ASC2021 Song Contest is
by 2Frontier (Amanda Stewart & Sarah deCourcy)
Amanda and Sarah receive:
- All Access Pass to ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if already registered for ASC2021)
- Two Extra Song Pitches at ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if not attending ASC2021)
- One hour Mentoring Session with US Hit songwriter and teacher, Alan Roy Scott
- One year DISCO 'Pro' subscription compliments of DISCO
- 2 years complimentary ASC Membership
- Exclusive limited edition ASC T-Shirt and Coffee Mug
- Grand Winner Certificate and Trophy
The Winners for each Category are:
Pop: Warrior (2Frontier - Amanda Stewart & Sarah deCourcy)
R&B/Urban: Bring Up Your Baseline (Elizabeth Usher & Penelope Pettigrew)
Rock: Change My Mind (Kelly Hamilton)
Country/Blues/Roots/Folk: When We Break (Andrew Ward)
Adult Contemporary: Long Way Round (Andrew Ward)
Hip Hop/Rap/MC/Spoken Word: Naked Trees (F-M Cossey, Terrell Burt & Scott Free)
Christian/Inspirational: Candle (Christine M Kerr & Mary VI Harrison)
Children's Songs: Hanging at the Beach (Amanda Stewart)
Jazz/World: I Won’t Let It happen Again (Lee J. Collier)
Lyric only: Walking Away (Kath Stewart, Sarah Bristow-Baohm & David Carter)
Musical Composition: Fait Accompli (Ray Saunders)
Category winners each receive a 12 month ASC Membership and Category Winner's certificate.
Congratulations to all the winners!
ASC would like to thank the ASC2021 Faculty members and invited industry professionals who judged this year's contest. The quality of the songs in 2021 was outstanding, so judging was no easy task. We appreciate the time and thought each judge put in to honouring the efforts of the songwriters who entered.
ASC would also like to thank Alan Roy Scott and DISCO for partnering with us for this year's contest. It is very much appreciated!
Finally, thank you to everyone who entered the contest. Your are all so talented, brave and inspiring! Every single one of you is a 'Warrior'. Keep writing and keep believing in your dreams.
The ASC2021 Song Contest is now CLOSED!
To enter this contest you must be one of the following:
- an ASC2021 Registered Attendee
- a current ASC Member
- a past ASC Conference Attendee
- an ASC Mailing List Subscriber
Each song entry is just $10!
The Song Contest Awards ceremony will also be a little different this year. Instead of holding it on the opening night of the Conference, it will be held online on Sunday 30th May at 7.30pm. More details to come.
Information can also be found in the ASC2021 Song Contest FAQ section
There are 11 Song Categories:
Hip Hop/Rap/MC/Spoken Word
Category winners receive a complimentary 12 month ASC Membership and a Category Winner certificate.
The Category winning songs are then judged to decide the Grand Prize Winning Song of the ASC2021 Song Contest.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive:
All Access Pass to ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if already registered for ASC2021)
Two Extra Song Pitches at ASC2021 (or ASC2023 if not attending ASC2021)
One hour Mentoring Session with US Hit songwriter and teacher, Alan Roy Scott
One year DISCO 'Pro' subscription compliments of DISCO
2 years complimentary ASC Membership
Exclusive limited edition ASC T-Shirt and Coffee Mug
Grand Winner Certificate and Trophy
Grand Prize valued at $1600. Other prizes may be added. Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.
The Song Contest Awards ceremony will be held online on Sunday 30th May at 7.30pm. Details coming soon.
Many Thanks to our awesome Song Contest Prize Sponsors!
Entries closed 11.59pm on Sunday 25th April 2021