It’s time to unleash your creativity and compose a tune for our Green Wedge Songwriting Competition

Calling all songwriters from the Mornington Peninsula! 

Calling all songwriters from the Mornington Peninsula! Hosted by Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Arts and Culture Team, the competition is open to emerging and established songwriters and musicians living on the Mornington Peninsula. 

What’s the scoop? Picture our rural area (the Green Wedge): think rolling hills, lush pastures, vineyards, bushlands and meandering streams. Let your musical muse roam free! We invite you, whether solo or in collaboration, to compose a song celebrating these landscapes.

 

Why is the Green Wedge important?

Our Green Wedge stands as a vital asset in Victoria, encompassing nearly 50,000 hectares. The Green Wedge plays a crucial role in safeguarding biodiversity, cultural heritage and picturesque landscapes. It also supports agricultural productivity, provide ample open space, and offers opportunities for recreation and tourism.

“As the Council Delegate for Arts and Culture and the Councillor for Red Hill Ward which holds most of the Mornington Peninsula’s Green Wedge, I welcome this initiative that aims to promote key values including retention of our farmland food bowl from development and the awareness and protection of our precious environment”.

Why enter?

  • Engage with a community that shares your passion for music and the protection of our environment.
  • Grand prize: the opportunity to produce a music video filmed in the Green Wedge area, promotion and publicity. Plus $2,000 and complimentary tickets to the Music Industry Summit (to be held in Mornington later this year). Value of up to $15,000.
  • Second prize: $1,000 and complimentary tickets to the Music Industry Summit.
  • Third prize: $500 and complimentary tickets to the Music Industry Summit.
  • Youth prize: $500 voucher from Nepean Music in Mornington. (Encouragement for our Under 18s).
  • Receive valuable feedback from our judging panel, comprising of industry music professionals.
  • Top 10 unplaced entries will receive complimentary tickets to our Music Industry Summit.

LIAM KELLY – DIRECTOR

Guess who is directing the winning music video for our Green Wedge Songwriting Competition? It’s none other than our very own Liam Kelly, a local born and bred talent who now resides and works in LA. With his impressive portfolio of directing music videos for some of Australia’s top artists, Liam has truly made a name for himself in the industry. In fact, his work with global sensation Tones And I has garnered him 3 ARIA award nominations, while his videos have collectively reached over 2 billion views on YouTube. His talent has also caught the attention of prestigious platforms such as Times Square and music video networks like MTV, [v], Nickelodeon, and Rage, as well as major publications including Rolling Stone, Billboard, and NME.

ELUSIVE CREATIVE STUDIOS

🎤 With your winning song, you’ll need a high-end sound recording to bring it to life. Look no further than our local ‘ninch’ studio Elusive Creative in Dromana. The lucky winner of our Green Wedge Songwriting competition will have the opportunity to work with Michael in the state-of-the-art recording studio to perfect their track. Rehearsal lounge, creative space and recording studio. WOW!

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Submit your entry by Friday 31 May

How to Enter:

  • CLICK on the button above.
  • You’ll need to submit both the lyrics and a recorded track of your song. Don’t worry, we understand any limitations you may have in recording quality, and can be as simple as a recording on your phone.
  • Submissions must be received by: Friday 31 May

Eligibility: 

The competition is open to songwriters of all ages and backgrounds. 

  • At least one member must reside on the Mornington Peninsula.
  • You must compose an original song that reflects the themes of nature, conservation, and the Mornington Peninsula Green Wedge.
  • Collaborations between songwriters are permitted and encouraged.
 

For more details or assistance with entering, email the Arts & Culture team: artsandculture@mornpen.vic.gov.au

Let’s make some music happen!