1. 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.
FINALISTS: Joy McKean OAM, Marcia Hines AM, Vika and Linda Bull
2. 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.
FINALISTS: Alison Hams, Dami Im, Lindy Morrison OAM
3. Diversity in Music Award
Recognises individual artists or female-driven musical collaborations for their contribution to advancing a culturally diverse and inclusive music industry.
FINALISTS: Christine Anu, Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias (Making Waves), NGAIIRE
4. Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
FINALISTS: Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels), Kathy Naunton, Virginia Read
5. 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.
FINALISTS: Jenny Moon, Kait Hall, Laurie May
6. 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.
FINALISTS: Elise Reitze-Swensen, Lynette Irwin, Sue Telfer
7. Songwriter Award
Recognises an outstanding female songwriter or composer.
FINALISTS: Mojo Juju, NGAIIRE, Thelma Plum
8. Emerging Artist Award
Acknowledges an outstanding emerging female artist.
FINALISTS: Alice Skye, Ella Fence, Lisa Caruso
9. Music Photographer Award
Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
FINALISTS: Jessica Vaini, Kerrie Geier, Tashi Hall
10. 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.
FINALISTS: Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran, Tashi Hall
11. Artistic Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
FINALISTS: Christine Anu, Nai Palm, NGAIIRE
12. 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.
FINALISTS: Caroline Almonte, Claire Edwardes, Sarah-Grace Williams
13. 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.
FINALISTS: Ange McCormack, Jane Gazzo, Jules LeFevre
14. 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
FINALISTS: Chloe Jean, Melaine Knight, Ntombi Moyo
15. 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.
FINALISTS: Claire Edwardes, Elaine Chia, Katie Noonan