APRA AMCOS have announced the winners of the 2017 Professional Development Awards. The PDAs are held every two years and award songwriters and composers across a range of genres with a cash prize of $15,000 each.
See the list of winners below.
- Ainslie Wills – Popular Contemporary
- Julia Jacklin – Popular Contemporary
- Sophie Payten (Gordi) – Popular Contemporary
- Jess Beck – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- Julian Day - Classical
- Fanny Lumsden - Country
- Nick Drabble (Set Mo) – Dance/Electronic
- Damien Lane – Film and Television
- Andrea Keller – Jazz
The winners were selected form over 1000 entries and chosen by a panel of judges including Lior, Mia Dyson, Leah Flanagan and more. The final list is make up of 60% female finalists and 66% female winners.
For more information visit apraamcos.com.au.