Information for Students

Songbook Cover Competition

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:

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:

  1. Stargazers - The Astronomical Society – a celebration of the Astronomical Society of South Australia which was formed in 1891.
  2. 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.
  3. Wardlipari, A River in the Sky World - a song about the Kaurna Night Sky.
  4. 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