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.
WINNER: Deborah Cheetham AO
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.
WINNER: Dina Bassile
FINALISTS: Sahara Herald & Sonja Horbelt
Change Maker Award
Established by AWMA Founding Executive Producer Vicki Gordon to acknowledge a new generation of women who have had the courage to selflessly place themselves on the front line to call out bad behaviour, bullying and sexual harassment in the Australian Music Industry.
WINNERS: Jaguar Jonze & Tamara Georgopoulos
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.
WINNER: Leigh Carriage
FINALISTS: Gemma Farrell & 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.
WINNER: Eliza Hull
FINALISTS: Alice Ivy & 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.
WINNER: Genevieve Lacey
FINALISTS: Elena Kats-Chernin & Celia Craig
Artistic Excellence Award
Recognises exceptional creative achievement from a female artist/musician across any genre.
WINNER: Elena Kats-Chernin
FINALISTS: Katie Noonan & Dr Eve Elizabeth Klein
Dr Eve Elizabeth Klein
Studio Production Award
Recognises a female sound engineer or producer who has made contributions of outstanding significance in the studio recording environment.
WINNER: Alice Ivy
FINALISTS: Antonia Gauci & Becki Whitton
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.
WINNER: Kait Hall
FINALISTS: Annie Peterson & Jenny Moon
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.
WINNER: Casey O’Shaughnessy
FINALISTS: 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.
WINNER: Sahara Herald
FINALISTS: Marianna Annas & Jodie Feld
Recognises an outstanding female songwriter or composer.
WINNER: Tania Doko
FINALISTS: Dami Im & Lisa Young
Emerging Artist Award
Acknowledges an outstanding emerging female artist.
WINNER: Martha Marlow
FINALISTS: GLVES & Vanessa Perica
Music Photographer Award
Recognises a female music photographer currently working in the field and to acknowledge her body of work.
WINNER: Cybele Malinowski
FINALISTS: 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.
WINNER: Lucy Knox
FINALISTS: Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran & Natalie van den Dungen
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.
WINNER: Poppy Reid
FINALISTS: Jane Gazzo & Sosefina Fuamoli
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
WINNER: 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.
WINNER: Emily Ulman
FINALISTS: Annie Peterson & Vanessa Hughes