“Each year The Official Top Ten Night events get bigger and bigger. Our ultimate goal is to have an Official Top Ten Night taking place in every major city in the world, shining an even greater light on the important issue of mental health.”
Alastair Taylor, Founder, The Official Top Ten Night.
The Official Top Ten Night organises and creates unique events, held in various locations all around the world, with a simple message: Make a list, make a difference. In support of Suicide Prevention Australia, the events encourage conversations around the world, with the aim of reducing the stigma of talking about suicide and its prevention. The flagship events are the annual Top Ten Songwriters, Filmmakers and Comedy Festivals. This year sees exciting new events added to the calendar, including the return of Listen Up Australia: Top Ten Songwriters Festival 2017 and the expansion to the UK with Listen Up Britain.
The Listen Up Australia: Top Ten Songwriters Festival 2017 is a National Songwriters Competition open to all, searching the country for the Top Ten Songwriters, as judged by a celebrity panel. The competition runs until 18th August, with prizes for the Top 20, Top Ten and Overall Winner. Semi Final 1: Sat 14th October, Live @ Kindred Studios, Melbourne; Semi Final 2: Wed 18th October, Live @ The Newsagency, Sydney; Grand Final: Sat 25th November, Live @ LazyBones Lounge, Sydney. Need to know more? Hear here.
Established by Alastair Taylor, the intimate Top Ten events began as a fun night between friends. And they’re still fun, but now they’re making a serious difference in suicide prevention by instigating a much needed conversation about suicide and its prevention, at events all around the world.