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APRA Professional Development Awards

On October 20, 2010 I spent all day in a recording studio and recorded nine songs. Two weeks later I received an email from APRA of which I am a Full Writer Member. The email informed me of their APRA Professional Development Awards which is a nation wide songwriting competition held every second year and I felt to enter three of the songs I had just recorded.

On January 25, 2011 I was informed by email that around 2,500 songwriters had submitted entries for the eight categories being judged. A total of 224 entries were selected as finalists and I was one of them.

The only other song writing competition I was ever involved in was 39 years earlier when I entered a song in Hoadleys National Battle of the Sounds in 1972 and 'World of Today' was selected an the Area Finalist winning the Best New Song category.