Each year we hold the Songbook Cover Competition. Students from public primary schools can design a cover for the Songbook or enter an illustration to go inside the Songbook. In 2019 you will be designing for the 2020 Songbook.
An amazing opportunity to have your art work to be seen by thousands in South Australia. Your art work will be on Songbook covers, CDs, DVDs, Concert Programs, Certificates and all our promotional materials for the year.
The artwork needs to be entirely original - no copying or tracing. It is illegal to use or copy other peoples' ideas or images from printed material or online.
To give you inspiration to design your Songbook cover look and listen to the choral repertoire for 2020 (below).
Here are some YouTube links that may help with design and layout:
- Beginning Graphic Design: Fundamentals
- How to design a fabulous poster by We Are What We Do
- Very Easy ! How to Draw Graffiti Bubble Letters ABC for Kids
Previous Years Covers
Teachers please ensure that any student who enters their work has a signed Media Permission Form from their parent/caregivers.
You do not need to be in choir to enter.
This artwork design competition is for all students from Years 4 – 7.
Commissioned Work 2020
The 2020 Commissioned Work “The Space Between Us”, by Dan Walker, will explore the idea of space and distance, and how it affects us globally and personally.
So the theme is Space - not just the Solar System and planets… not just blasting into space and travelling by rocket, but we investigate some ‘deeper’ ideas – for all of the science nerds out there – there are so many questions to ask…
We are taking ‘one giant leap’ from Adelaide’s North Terrace, a greater leap from Adelaide’s 5 Sister Cities in countries abroad, and the biggest leap into space and beyond, where the space between us moves towards infinity……
And with the NASA Space Agency starting up at Lot Fourteen in Adelaide in 2020 – we are moving into exciting times and possibilities…...
A song cycle of 4 new songs:
- Stargazers - The Astronomical Society – a celebration of the Astronomical Society of South Australia which was formed in 1891.
- The Space Between Us - a song reflecting the emotional upheaval of relocation either as a migrant or refugee, and the constant desire for a sense of place.
- Wardlipari, A River in the Sky World - a song about the Kaurna Night Sky.
- When Galaxies Collide - The Milky Way and Andromeda Galaxies are being pulled towards each other at a dizzying speed. Will we find other intelligent life in a distant corner or space in our quest to find a new home?
Choral Repertoire 2020
- Higher Ground - In the 2018 Eurovision Contest this song was sung by Rasmussen, from Denmark. The song is inspired by the legend of Magnus Erlendsson, a late Viking age chieftain.
- I’m a Train - is a song written by Albert Hammond and Mike Hazlewood and performed by Albert Hammond.
- Not Perfect – Tim Minchin - The Lyrics will be slightly revised by Naomi Crellin from The Idea of North.
- Raining on the Plains - Sara Storer, featuring John Williamson - Celebrating the rains out in the country regions, a true blue Aussie song, with a toe tapping country music feel.
- Cherokee Morning Song - A traditional native North American Indian song.
- Sing - Pentatonix - The track celebrates singing as a way of overcoming hard times and of enjoying good times.
- Spinning, Spinning - Katherine Ruhle - From a set of works called “Minibeast Perspectives”. This piece is for the choir and piano only.