Entries for the Pacific Music Awards are open and due by Monday 4 February 2019!
Nominations are completed online and can be submitted directly by artists and/or their representatives. Please read the entry process details below and ensure you read the Terms and Conditions document, before you submit a nomination.
To confirm access to the online system and the details to submit a nomination, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
All nominations need to be submitted by 5pm, Monday 4 February 2019.
THE ENTRY PROCESS
For the full details in regards to eligibility for nominees and recordings; and the conditions of entry for the Pacific Music Awards, please read the 2019 PMA Terms and Conditions document:
The key elements for eligibility for NZ Pacific artists to enter the Pacific Music Awards are:
For the Best International Pacific Artist Award:
The entered categories for 2019 are confirmed as the following:
Only one nomination per artist is required and all the entered categories are confirmed within the nomination. Artists are encouraged to enter as many categories as possible - subject to the eligibility and conditions of entry.
The Pacific Music Awards Trust selects and confirms an independent judging panel, to judge all the nominations for the entered categories.
The judging panel is comprised of representatives from the music industry and may include artist, producers, songwriters, music media and radio/TV/online representatives. The identity of the judges will remain confidential. Please note the Pacific Music Awards Trustees are not part of the judging panel.
Access to all the nomination details is provided to the judging panel. The judges are asked to consider a number of elements in the judging process, with emphasis placed on artistic merit, use of Pacific language, content, ethnicity and originality.
The panel will submit their individual judging results through a separate online system. The collated results from the judging panel will determine the finalists and winners for all the entered categories.
The judging results determine the finalists in each award category and in general, there are three finalists confirmed per category.
All nominators will be advised of the outcome of the judging process, to confirm if their artist has or has not been confirmed as a finalist.
All finalists will be officially announced by press release and at the Finalist Announcement event, which will be hosted by the Pacific Music Awards Trust and held in late March. All finalists will be acknowledged and celebrated at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony.
OTHER AWARDS PRESENTED
At the awards ceremony, the following awards will also be presented – with the recipients being selected by the Pacific Music Awards Trust or based on statistical data:
All award winners will be announced and confirmed at the Pacific Music Awards ceremony. The winner of each award category is presented with the coveted Pacific Music Awards trophy. The winners will also be announced by press release, issued the night of the awards ceremony.
The awards ceremony for the 2019 Pacific Music Awards will be held on Thursday 23 May 2019, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland, New Zealand.
For any queries regarding nominations or the awards ceremony, please contact:
Pacific Music Awards Trustee and Event Producer
Mobile: +64 272 451 898
Post: Pacific Music Awards Trust, c/- Recorded Music NZ Ltd, Private Bag 78850, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245
Pacific Music Awards Trust,
c/- Recorded Music NZ Ltd,
Level 1, 2A Hakanoa Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021