Celebrating visual artists in music: Queensland Music Design Awards

SEQ street press scenestr is one of a team of music loving organisations throwing their weight behind the Queensland Music Design Awards.

Created to recognise and celebrate the hidden champions of Queensland’s burgeoning music scene, the Queensland Music Design Awards will seek out the industry’s best illustrators, video directors, photographers, web developers and graphic designers.

Founded by industry veteran Andrea Smith and New Globe Theatre director Paul Robinson, the awards come from their shared realisation that those visual aspects of the music industry are so vital, yet often undervalued.

“Given that nothing else like it exists right now, starting a Music Design Awards seemed a natural and necessary step to take, and people have been eager to jump aboard,” Andrea said.

The Awards are now in their second year and entries for work created during 2015 can be nominated by 29 January 2016. Seven categories cover video, merchandise, website, poster, cover art, live photography and studio or publicity photography.

Howard Duggan is the Director at scenestr and also a judge. He says his magazine didn’t hesitate in jumping on board as a presenting partner “to help bring photographers and designers to the forefront.”

The Queensland Music Design Awards ceremony will take place Tuesday 15 March and a $10 administrative fee applies to entries. More at qmda.com.au.

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