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: Keri McInerney, Kate Ceberano, Deborah Cheetham AO
Inaugural Tina Arena Special Impact Award
This award honours an unsung champion of the Australian music industry.
FINALISTS: Dina Bassile, Sahara Herald, Sonja Horbelt
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: Gemma Farrell, Leigh Carriage, Nancy Bates
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: Alice Ivy, Eliza Hull, Mindy Meng Wang
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: Elena Kats-Chernin, Genevieve Lacey, Celia Craig
Artistic Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
FINALISTS: Katie Noonan, Dr Eve Klein, Elena Kats-Chernin
Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
FINALISTS: Antonia Gauci, Becki Whitton, Alice Ivy
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.
FINALISTS: Annie Peterson, Jenny Moon, Kait Hall
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.
FINALISTS: Casey O’Shaughnessy, Sophie Kirov, Fanny Lumsden
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: Marianna Annas, Jodie Feld, Sahara Herald
Recognises an outstanding female songwriter or composer.
FINALISTS: Dami Im, Tania Doko, Lisa Young
Emerging Artist Award
Acknowledges an outstanding emerging female artist.
FINALISTS: GLVES, Vanessa Perica, Martha Marlow
Music Photographer Award
Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
FINALISTS: Cybele Malinowski, Brittany Long, Michelle Pitiris
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, Natalie van den Dungen, Lucy Knox
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: Jane Gazzo, Sosefina Fuamoli, Poppy Reid
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
FINALIST: Cindy Vogels
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: Annie Peterson, Vanessa Hughes, Emily Ulman