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Songwriter Competition | APRA AMCOS Grant

Tablelands Folk Festival - Songwriter Competition 2018

A high level of interest was received in this year's songwriter competition with both Open and Emerging category registrations closing before the competition day. The competition was held in Saint Mark's Church over two session - the morning for The Emerging Category and the afternoon session for the Open Category. Two new awards, Encouragement and Highly Commended were introduced this year. Everyone who entered was in for a chance to win the Best Song.

Best Song: Reuben Dwyer
Open Songwriter Category: Amber Farnan
Emerging Category: Shirley-Ann Rowley
Highly Commended: Gar MacLeman
Encouragement Award: Darren Crosthwaite

Competition Judges: Bob Elliston, Jeanette Wormald and Shirley Lynn
All judges were impressed wtih the high level of talent in this year's contest.

Sponsorship received for this year's competition provided fabulous industry related prizes for each of our winners.

2018 TFF Songwriter Competition Sponsors

The Tablelands Folk Festival weekend event at Yungaburra highlighted performances from local, regional, interstate and international acts. The festival was well attended with a great positive vibe from all who participated - performers, volunteers, organisers and attendees.

The Festival provided non-stop music on multiple stages over the weekend. Festival favourites also included Poets Brekky, free Children's Festival & Parade, Wellbeing Fair, Market Stalls, the famous Pub Verandah non-stop Jams along with the songwriter competition.

Next year's festival will be held on 25th - 27th October, 2019.

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