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AWMA Nominations Open

Official nominations are now open for the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) to be staged in Brisbane on 9 – 10 October, 2018.

In 2018, for the first time in Australian music history, AWMA will turn the spotlight on women – with 14 award categories acknowledging and celebrating first nations and multicultural performers, excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, song-writing, music education, music photography, management, humanitarian work and more.

The aim of the AWMAs is to redress the underrepresentation of women in the Australian music scene by recognising the value, achievements and contributions of women in the industry.


“The music industry is clearly a male-dominated one and I urge women to seize this opportunity to showcase their industry worth, not only for those talented women on stage but also the many skilled ones behind the scenes. These awards are not just about picking up prizes – they also shine a light on the depth of female talent in the industry”.

Di Farmer
Queensland Minister for Women

Tina Arena, Deborah Conway, Kate Ceberano, Debra Byrne, Katie Noonan, Christine Anu, Clare Bowditch, Isabella Manfredi, Jen Cloher, Sophie Koh, Kween G, Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett and APRA Chair Jenny Morris are among the stellar list of artists backing the ground-breaking initiative.

Nominations can be made via the Australian Women in Music Awards website until July 12 2018, with finalists to be announced on 3 September 2018.

The Australian Women in Music Awards are made possible with the proud support of the Queensland Government and Canon.



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