Are the awards Invite Only?
No, they most definitely are not. All tickets are available for public purchase through Moshtix.com.au. Early Bird tickets on sale Thursday 16 August.
Who can enter the awards?
All South Australian artists that meet the outlined eligibility criteria. Entries can be done by artists themselves or by nominating an artist you truly love. Online entries open Friday 6 July – Online entries close Sunday 12 August.
How do I enter my band?
Entries are done on the website via an online form here.
What are the award categories and entry criteria?
Both of these things can be found here.
Can I enter more than one category?
What is the difference between a ‘People’s Choice’ and ‘SAM’ Award?
The ‘People’s Choice’ awards are voted for, and nominated by, the South Australian music community and 100% public voted. As this is a self-nominating category, the term ‘I have been nominated for…’ will not apply. A ‘SAM’ Award is selected by a judging panel of local and national industry peers (see next question).
How are the winners selected?
A judging panel consisting of local and national industry (50% Male/Female) peers go through the applications in a first round of voting and reduce the list to 5 x nominees in each category. These nominees get announced on Thursday 4 October. This final round determines the winners in each category. Winners are announced at the award presentation ceremony on Thursday 8 November 2018.
How do I vote?
Voting in the People’s Choice Awards opens Thursday 16 August through themusic.com.au. Once all online entries are closed, the People’s Choice categories will be revealed.
When is the event held?
Please save the date Thursday 8 November for the Gala Ceremony. Full event details and venue to be announced Thursday 16 August!
How do I buy tickets?
All ticketing details to be announced Thursday 16 August.
Do winners receive a prize?
Every winner receives a SAM or People’s Choice custom made trophy, to cherish forever. Selected Major and Industry awards have additional outcomes attached. More updates due Thursday 16 August.