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The Age Music Victoria Awards - Submissions now open

The Age Music Victoria Awards 2018

The Age Music Victoria Awards is back for its 13th year in 2018, with what promises to be their biggest year yet with nominee submissions open now until Friday August 31.

Since last year's Awards, Music Victoria and The Age have been working hard behind the scenes and have announced new award categories for 2018.

These include the separation of Best Global/Reggae into standalone categories Best Reggae and Dancehall and Best Global. A new Best Rock/Punk category, allowing the Best Heavy Album category to more specifically celebrate metal and hard rock sub-genres. As well as new categories for Best Female Musician and Best Male Musician have also been introduced.

Best Aboriginal Act as been renamed The Archie Roach Foundation Award for Emerging Talent, and will now come with a cash grant and mentorship as part of the Award.

"After each awards we survey the industry and judges to make sure the categories best reflect what is happening in Victoria in the year and the most deserved contributors to the industry are acknowledged", said Awards Executive Producer Patrick Donovan.

Submissions are now open until midnight Friday 31 August for Victorian artists, venues and festivals to nominate themselves, or another they believe deserves to be considered. Submit your entry or nomination via Music Victoria.

The categories open for submissions are:
Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue (under 50 gigs per year), Best Regional and Outer Suburban Venue (over 50 gigs per year), Best Venue (under 500 capacity), Best Venue (over 500 capacity) and Best Festival.

Plus:
Best Blues Album, Best Country Album, Best Soul, Funk, R'n'B or Gospel Album, Best Jazz Album, Best Heavy Album, Best Rock/Punk Album, Best Folk or Roots Album, Best Emerging First Peoples Act, Best Global Act, Best Hip Hop Act, Best Electronic Act, Best Reggae and Dancehall Act, Best Experimental or Avant-Garde Act and Best Regional and Outer Suburban Act.

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