Nominate for the 2020 NLMAs

If you’d like to ensure you’re on the radar of our national judging panel, head to the forms below. Eligible applicants will have their information forwarded onto our judges. Please note that applying is not a requisite of nomination, however it will ensure you are considered.

Nominations are now closed. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be an Australia based artist, event, tour or individual. If a group, the majority must be Australia based.
  • Artists: Must have played live in Australia between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. Yes, online performances count!
  • Event: Must have showcased original live music as part of the event and taken place in Australia between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.
  • International Tour: Must have been an International Act touring Australia between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020.
  • Venue: Sadly we won’t have any venue awards this year, but they’ll return in 2021! If you’ve been active during the pandemic or held bushfire fundraisers, consider applying for a Special Achievement Award.
  • Photographer: You must have been an active live music photographer between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. Support for Australian artists in particular will be weighed favourably.
  • Journalist: You must have been an active live music journalist between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020. Support for Australian artists in particular will be weighed favourably.
  • Special Achievement Awards: This year we’re acknowledging the work of individuals, organisations or initiative that have helped buoy the industry and create opportunities for musicians and people behind the scenes alike, during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the bushfire.

Have any questions? E-mail [email protected].