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.

Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.

Live Production Award
Recognises a female working in a live production or touring environment making significant impact in her field: Includes Tour Management, Live Sound, Lighting, Backstage and Roadcrew.

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 a female songwriter or composer who has made extraordinary impact nationally and/or internationally in the past 12 months.

Breakthrough Artist Award
Recognises a female artist who has had a significant breakthrough impact nationally in the past 12 months.

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 or film-maker 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.

Creative Leadership Award
Creative Leadership Award is a curatorial award recognising excellence in creative programming and/or content creation from a woman working in a music festival, live performance/venue or media setting to champion female artists. (includes: Content Directors, Artistic Directors, Festival Directors, band bookers, broadcasters, writers and

Musical Excellence
Recognises exceptional musicianship from a female musician across any genre.