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Here Are The Finalists For The 2019 Australian Women In Music Awards

NGAIIRE, Thelma Plum, Mojo Juju and Alice Skye all up for awards.

Thelma Plum and Mojo Juju nominated for the 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards

The Australian Women In Music Awards has released its finalists for 2019, with the likes of NGAIIRE, Thelma Plum, Mojo Juju and Alice Skye all up for awards.

Across 15 categories, the awards celebrate the female leaders of Australia’s music industry on and off-stage, with awards highlighting everything from photography and production. Three new categories have been added this year, including Excellence in Classical Music, Excellence in Image Making, and Music Journalism, under which Music Junkee’s editor Jules LeFevre has been nominated.

One of the tightest categories is the Songwriter award, which sees Thelma Plum, Mojo Juju and NGAIIRE nominated. Categories will be judged from a panel of industry professionals, and the winners will be announced at the AWMA Ceremony, Concert and Party on Wednesday October 9 in Brisbane.

A two day programme featuring panels and forum talks will also take place on 8-9 October, including a keynote address from broadcaster and musician Eddie Ayres.

Find the full finalist list below.

2019 AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN MUSIC AWARD FINALISTS

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARD
Christine Anu
Nai Palm
NGAIIRE

CREATIVE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Claire Edwardes
Elaine Chia
Katie Noonan

DIVERSITY IN MUSIC AWARD
Christine Anu
Lisa Cheney & Peggy Polias (Making Waves)
NGAIIRE

EMERGING ARTIST AWARD
Alice Skye
Ella Fence
Lisa Caruso

EXCELLENCE IN CLASSICAL MUSIC AWARD
Caroline Almonte
Claire Edwardes
Sarah-Grace Williams

EXCELLENCE IN IMAGE MAKING AWARD
Chloe Jean
Melaine Knight
Ntombi Moyo

FILMMAKER AWARD
Aimée-Lee Xu Hsien Curran
Tashi Hall

HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Alison Hams
Dami Im
Lindy Morrison, OAM

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Joy McKean, OAM
Marcia Hines, AM
Vika and Linda Bull

LIVE PRODUCTION AWARD
Jenny Moon
Kait Hall
Laurie May

MUSIC JOURNALIST AWARD
Ange McCormack
Jane Gazzo
Jules LeFevre

MUSIC LEADERSHIP AWARD
Elise Reitze-Swensen
Lynette Irwin
Sue Telfer

MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHER AWARD
Jessica Vaini
Kerrie Geier
Tashi Hall

SONGWRITER AWARD
Mojo Juju
NGAIIRE
Thelma Plum

STUDIO PRODUCTION AWARD
Elise Reitze-Swensen (Feels)
Kathy Naunton
Virginia Read