Nominations for the 2021 Australian Women In Music Awards close next week
Nominations for the 2021 Australian Women In Music Awards (AWMAs) close at midnight on Tuesday, July 6.
After last year’s ceremony was put on hold due to the pandemic, the AWMAs will return as a physical event at The Tivoli in Brisbane between October 5 – 6, celebrating the achievements of women and female-identifying professionals within the Australian music industry.
This year’s awards will be determined by a 30-strong juror council with representation from each state music association.
The 2021 AWMAs will feature 17 different award categories, including two new awards dedicated to those working within the live production sector and the new Tina Arena Special Impact award.
Find out more about each category for this year’s AWMAs below and find out more about how to nominate online here.
All AWMA finalists are set to be announced in late August.
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Presented to a female artist or musician who has made an outstanding artistic contribution to the field of recording and/or live performance during her lifetime.
- Inaugural Tina Arena Special Impact Award – This award honours an unsung champion of the Australian music industry.
- Humanitarian Award – Recognises an individual (female, male and GNC) who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education, and/or assisting female artists working in remote and/or regional communities.
- Diversity in Music Award – Recognises individual artists or female-driven musical collaborations for their contribution to advancing a culturally diverse and inclusive music industry.
- Studio Production Award – Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
- Live Creative Production Award – Recognises a female working in a live production environment making significant impact in her field: includes but is not limited to roles such as Live Sound, Lighting & Visual Design, Set Design, Show Producer etc.
- Live Production Touring Award – Recognises a female working in a live production or touring environment making significant impact in her field: Includes Tour/Operations/Promotions Management, Tour Assistant, Backstage, Roadcrew, and other related support roles.
- Music Leadership Award – Recognises a female CEO, Managing Director, Label Manager, A&R Director, Artist Manager or Publisher making significant impact in music industry leadership.
- Songwriter Award – Recognises an outstanding female songwriter or composer.
- Emerging Artist Award – Acknowledges an outstanding emerging female artist.
- Music Photographer Award – Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
- Film-maker Award – Recognises a female music videographer, clip-maker, film-maker, or music animator currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
- Artistic Excellence Award – Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
- Excellence in Classical Music Award* – Recognises a mid-to-late career female classical music artist who has demonstrated musical excellence throughout her career. (*Includes conductors and artists working in the field of opera.)
- Music Journalist Award – Recognises a female music journalist, blogger or editor who has made a creative contribution and courageous impact in truth telling and innovative reporting in the Australian Music Industry.
- Excellence in Image Making Award – Recognises a female hair and/or makeup artist and/or stylist* working to change the face of music visually to break down gender, race and social cultural stereo types. (*Stylist to include those working within costume and/or wardrobe activity)
- Creative Leadership Award – A curatorial award recognising excellence in creative programming from women working in broadcast media (radio, tv, online, streaming services), a music festival or live performance/venue to champion female artists.