Entries are now open for emerging and established artists to submit an application across 16 categories in the 2021 Queensland Music Awards (QMAs).
Produced and presented by QMusic, the QMAs will take place at The Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley on Tuesday 20 April 2021.
Artists and bands who have released new music from 30 November 2019 to 1 December 2020 are eligible to enter. Applications close 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 14 January 2021 for artists to enter their songs in a wide range of self-nominating categories with finalists announced in March 2021.
QMusic CEO Angela Samut said, “We are thrilled to be opening entries for the QMAs and to end this year on a high note.
“The past 12 months have been extremely tough on our industry, however there has been such inspiring and groundbreaking music released in 2020 along with creative and unique music videos that we expect the 2021 Awards to be competitive and a night of celebration.”
The 2021 QMAs will see two new categories join the awards with the addition of Contemporary Classical as announced at this year’s QMAs and Children’s Music.
• Blues / Roots
• NEW: Children’s Music
• NEW: Contemporary Classical
• Electronic / Dance
• Folk / Singer Songwriter
• Hip Hop / Rap
• Schools (Grades 6-12)
• Soul / Funk / R’n’B
• Video (for filmmakers only)
The 2021 QMAs will also welcome back the People’s Choice Awards with details and public nominations to be announced in early 2021. Tickets for the QMAs will be available to purchase in early 2021. Applications for the 16 self-nominated awards are open now. To apply, go to queenslandmusicawards.com.au. Applications close 11:59pm (AEST), Thursday 14 January 2021 with finalists announced in March 2021.
IMAGE of CLEA at Queensland Music Awards 2020 (C) Bianca Holderness