Missy Higgins’ “Scar” was voted the “Song Of The Year” by Australia’s songwriting community at last night’s APRA Awards in Sydney.

The 21 year old singer/songwriter also won the “Breakthrough Artist” category on the night.

The Awards honour excellence in musical composition and are peer voted. In a video link up Missy thanked everyone and said that these two awards were “the greatest honours” she has ever achieved.

Unfortunately Missy was unable to attend the actual ceremony because she is in the middle of a sold out UK tour which was scheduled many months ago.

Her album, “The Sound Of White” is released in Britain and the US early next month. Missy will therefore spend the next few months touring in the Northern Hemisphere. She hopes to return home for some more gigs in late October.