Competitions & Awards

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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.

South Australian Music Awards
Entries close 12 August
The South Australian Music Awards return this November and entries are now open, with the winners to be announced later this year at the annual presentation ceremony.

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.

Art Music Awards
21 August, Melbourne
APRA AMCOS and the Australian Music Centre will present the 2018 Art Music Awards at a gala event on 21 August at the Plaza Ballroom, Melbourne.

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Australian Catholic University has announced the fourth annual Isabel Menton Composition Award for unpublished and previously unperformed choral works.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

The Albert H Maggs Composition Award
Applications close 3 September
This scholarship is open to any Australian composer who has been a continuous resident in Australia for at least two years before the closing date for applications.

Australian National Piano Award
3 – 8 September, Shepparton
An incredible week of beautiful piano, stunning performances in the afternoons and evenings.

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.

Toyota Star Maker
Applications close 1 October
Each year Star Maker invites aspiring country music artists to compete for a range of opportunities that will provide a substantial career boost for the winner.

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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