Competitions & Awards

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ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award
Nominations close 30 June
ARIA and The Song Room are excited to announce that nominations for the second ARIA Music Teacher of the Year Award Sponsored by Telstra are now open.

Australia Prizes
Applications close 2 July
The Council for Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (CHASS) is inviting nominations for its 2018 Australia Prizes. This is an excellent opportunity to nominate yourself, a friend or colleague who has enriched and contributed to Australian cultural and intellectual life.

Just Music Songwriting Competition
Applications close 15 July
Express yourself by entering The Law Society of New South Wales’ Just Music song writing competition.

Boulder International Chamber Music Competition
Applications close 15 July
The Art of Duo presented by the Boulder International Chamber Music Competition focuses on the chamber music in its most intimate form, a duo with piano.

AIR Awards
26 July, Adelaide
The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) awards will see over 40 of Australia’s finest recording artists nominated for one of this year’s prestigious awards.

S&R Foundation Washington Award
Applications close 3 August
The annual Washington Award for visual artists, dancers, and musicians is now open. The award is for national and international artists.

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Applications close 15 August
Composers younger than 40 years can submit pieces for piano that are suitable for children and young adults.

VIP BodyMinded Competition
Applications close 15 August
Win an amazing package of Alexander Technique workshops, private coaching and a travel and accommodation voucher to contribute to expenses for our regional and interstate members.

Bartók World Competition Composers
Applications close 31 August
The Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest, the founder of the Bartók World Competition announces a prestigious competition for composers to create solo piano pieces.

Isabel Menton Composition Award
Applications close 31 August
Australian Catholic University has announced the fourth annual Isabel Menton Composition Award for unpublished and previously unperformed choral works.

International Music Prize Gaetano Zinetti
Applications close 1 September
An International Music Prize in memory of the musician and orchestra director Gaetano Zinetti.

Classic Pure Vienna International Music Competition
Applications close 17 September
A competition of pianists, string players, vocal artists and wind instrument players and guitarists.

RNCM James Mottram International Piano Competition
Applications close 18 September
This major competition offered by the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) offers an all-round learning experience for young pianists under 30 from all over the world.

4 Ballroom Dance National Music Contest
Applications close 1 October
Prizes include cash, instruments, music equipment and a range of discretionary prize rollouts. Open to all Australians, individuals and organisations.

Australian Women in Music Awards
9 – 10 October, Brisbane
Some of the biggest names in the Australian Music Industry have joined forces to support the inaugural Australian Women in Music Awards (AWMA).

Mauricio Kagel Composition Competition
Applications close 15 August
Composers younger than 40 years can submit pieces for piano that are suitable for children and young adults.

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