Are the awards Invite Only?

No, they most definitely are not. All tickets are available for public purchase through Moshtix.com.au.

How do I buy tickets?

Early Bird tickets on sale Monday August 3

Who can enter the awards?

All South Australian artists that meet the outlined eligibility. It is crucial that you read and understand all the eligibility before you enter. Entries can be done by artists themselves or by nominating an artist you truly love. Online entries open Monday August 3 – Online entries close Monday 31 August.

How do I enter my band?

Entries are done on the website via an online form.

Can I enter more than one category?

Yes, if it relates to the Criteria Eligibility.

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?

Each year, a partly fresh 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 Wednesday 7 October. This final round determines the winners in each category. Winners are announced at the award presentation ceremony on Tuesday 3 November 2020.

How do I vote?

Voting in the People’s Choice Awards opens Monday 7 September through themusic.com.au. Once all online entries are closed, the People’s Choice categories will be revealed.

When is the event held?


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 In Kind and Cash Prizes attached.



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