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17 November 2010

Applications for 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards close soon

Applications for 2011 APRA Professional Development Awards close soon

The submissions for the APRA Professional Development Awards 2011 close on 29 November - these awards are given to eight emerging songwriters and composers across six categories: popular contemporary, country, jazz, classical, film and television, and Indigenous. All in all, eight emerging songwriters and composers will be given a career break through these awards. Each PDA winner will receive a prize package made up of cash, product, travel, education and recognition, valued at over $25,000.

APRA has also partnered with the Big Day Out and the University of Tasmania to present the Jessica Michalik Contemporary Music Endowment and UTAS Stephen Schwartz Songwriting Award, both worth $10,000 cash.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified mid-December. The awards ceremony will take place in Sydney in March 2011.

More information and entry forms are available on the APRA website.

Further links

APRA Professional Development Awards (www.apra-amcos.com.au/APRAAwards/ProfessionalDevelopmentAwards.aspx)

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