Submissions are now open for the 12th annual The Age Music Victoria Awards.

Following the success of the self-nominating process for the genre categories, 2017 submissions are open across all categories for Victorian artists, venues and festivals to nominate themselves, or another they believe deserves to be considered for The Awards. Once all entries have been compiled, a select industry panel of experts determines final nominees for all categories.

Categories open for submissions are:
Best Regional Venue (under 50 gigs per year)
Best Regional Venue (over 50 gigs per year), Best Venue (under 500 capacity)
Best Venue (over 500 capacity)
Best Festival
Best Blues Album
Best Country Album
Best Soul
Funk, R'n'B or Gospel Album
Best Jazz Album
Best Hip Hop Album
Best Electronic Act
Best Heavy Album
Best Aboriginal Act
Best Global or Reggae Album
Best Folk or Roots Album
Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act

Eligibility Criteria
- At least 50% of our act has been living in Victoria for the last two years
- Released an EP or album between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017
- Victorian venues or festival

Submissions are now open until Thursday 31 August.
All nominees will be announced Friday 13 October

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