Competitions & Awards

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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.

Rockin’ the Puburbs
Applications close 22 August
Pubs across NSW are on the look-out for the next big thing in live music with nominations for this year’s Rockin’ the Puburbs competition now open.

UpStart Singer-Songwriter Award
Applications close 31 August
The UpStart Award is an annual grant of $10,000 to an emerging Victoria singer-songwriter. The award is funded by a music loving family in Melbourne and the winner will be decided by a panel of local artists and music experts.

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.

The Age Music Victoria Awards 
Submissions close 31 August
The Age Music Victoria Awards are an annual Awards night celebrating Victorian music.

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Australian Catholic University has announced the fourth annual Isabel Menton Composition Award for unpublished and previously unperformed choral works.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

Ruby Awards
Nominations close 10 September, South Australia
Festivals, young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be among those to be honoured with new specific awards as South Australia’s Arts and Culture Ruby Awards are revamped for 2018.

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.

Ruby Awards
1 December, Adelaide
Festivals, young people and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists will be among those to be honoured with new specific awards as South Australia’s Arts and Culture Ruby Awards are revamped for 2018.

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