The Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) nominations are closing this Thursday, July 12th.

The awards night will be staged at the Brisbane Powerhouse over 9th-10th of October 2018. This inaugural event will focus on “recognising first nations performers, acknowledging and including multicultural performers, focusing on excellence in artistry, technical and production skills, cross-cultural development, songwriting, music education, music photography, humanitarian work and more.”

Some of the music industry’s most notable names have joined forces to celebrate this empowering event.

Finalists will be announced on the 3rd of September. To nominate one of the brilliant women you may know head to THIS website.

The Australian Women in Music Awards nomination categories:

Lifetime Achievement Award
Presented to a female artist or musician who has made outstanding artistic contribution to the field of recording and/or live performance during her lifetime.

Educator Award
Recognises an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and/or to empowering Indigenous female artists in remote and 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.

Auriel Andrews Memorial Award
Recognises a true pioneer of Aboriginal women in music.