The Australian Women in Music Awards are postponing the event in 2021, the finalists announced

Words from Kate Streader

The two-day event will take place in May 2022.

The annual Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA) have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. The two-day event, which was due to take place in Brisbane on October 5th and 6th, has been postponed to May 17th and 18th, 2022.

“As a national event that draws on the creative expertise of artists and musicians from all states, combined with our priority of providing safe travel for First Nations women from regional and remote communities, the risk of a safe event at this stage is unacceptable high, ”said Vicki Gordon, founding director of AWMA.

Despite the change of plan, the AWMA has announced the finalists for its 2021 iteration after receiving a record number of submissions and submissions.

What you need to know

  • The finalists for the Australian Women in Music Awards 2021 have been announced
  • This year’s event has been postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 concerns
  • The 17 categories of awards recognize the achievements of women across the music industry

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In 17 categories, including songwriting, music journalism, music management, studio production and life’s work, the achievements and hard work of women in all facets of the music industry are to be recognized.

See the full list of AWMA 2021 finalists below.

Award for his life’s work
Kate Ceberano, Deborah Cheetham AO, Keri McInerney

Tina Arena Special Impact Award
Sahara Herald, Sonja Horbelt, Dina Bassile

Humanitarian price
Nancy Bates, Leigh Carriage, Gemma Farrell

Diversity in Music Award
Mindy Meng Wang, Eliza Hull, Alice Ivy

Excellence in Classical Music Award
Elena Kats-Chernin, Genevieve Lacey, Celia Craig

Artistic Excellence Award
Katie Noonan, Dr. Eve Klein, Elena Kats-Chernin

Studio production award
Antonia Gauci, Becki Whitton, Alice Ivy

Live Creative Production Award
Annie Peterson, Jenny Moon, Kait Hall

Tour price for live productions
Casey O’Shaughnessy, Sophie Kirov, Fanny Lumsden

Price for music tour
Marianna Annas, Jodie Field, Sahara Herald

Songwriter Award
Dami Im, Tania Doko, Lisa Young

Award for aspiring artists
GLVES, Vanessa Perica, Martha Marlow

Award for music photographers
Cybele Malinowski, Brittany Long, Michelle Pitiris

Filmmaker Award
Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran, Natalie van den Dungen, Lucy Knox

Award for music journalists
Jane Gazzo, Sosefina Fuamoli, Poppy Reid

Award for outstanding imaging
Cindy Vogels

Creative leadership award
Annie Peterson, Vanessa Hughes, Emily Ulman

The Australian Women in Music Awards will take place in Brisbane on May 17-18, 2022. More information is available on the AWMA website.