Applications are now open for the 2018 Queensland Music Awards!

The Queensland Music Awards are returning come 2018, and the floodgates are officially open.

If you’re a band, solo act or producer who calls Queensland home, you’re now eligible to enter the 2018 edition for a chance at both the $20,000 grand prize and the Billy Thorpe Scholarship.

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The time has come to have a crack at the 2018 Queensland Music Awards. And this year, the prizes are juicier than ever before.

The winner of the Song of the Year will be immortalised on a plaque in Fortitude valley and cop a $20,000 marketing campaign for their tunes. The Billy Thorpe Scholarship, now in its 10th year, hands out a $10,000 cash prize to the competition’s best emerging act.

Check out the judges below, and the full list of award categories on the QMA website. Apply for the awards through QMusic’s website.

Applications are open through to January 21st, 2018.

QMA 2018 Judges

Amy Jarman – A&R Manager, BMG (AUS)
Andrew Stone – Chugg Music (AUS)
Andrew Tuttle – Qld Writer Services, APRA AMCOS (AUS)
Ben Godding – Marketing Director, Kobalt Music/AWAL (AUS)
Ben Preece – Director, Mucho Bravado (AUS)
Brett Volker – Director, Listen (USA)
Chris Reid – Artist, Irrunytju (AUS)
Clare Armstrong – Journalist, The Courier-Mail (AUS)
Craig May – Marketing Director – UK & Europe, Red Bull Records (UK)
Dameila Thompson – Radio Host/DJ, 4ZZZ (AUS)
Dan Biddle – Artist Manager, The McClymonts (AUS)
Dan Condon – Music Editor, Double J (AUS)
Deb Suckling – Director, Sugarrush Music (AUS)
Dominic Miller – Manager/Agent, Bluebeard Music/New World Artists (AUS)
Emma Jones – Managing Editor, Purple Sneakers (AUS)
Gabby Colombi – Director, Global PR Pool (AUS)
Gareth Bryant – National Music Editor, scenestr – Eyeball Media (AUS)
Georgina Ingham-Myers – Program Manager, Nova 106.9 (AUS)
Graham Ashton – Director, Footstomp Music (AUS)
Grant Wallis – Events Operations Manager, Brisbane Marketing (AUS)
Harry Young – A&R Manager, Dew Process (AUS)
Jack Bridges – Director, Label & Artist Relations, Beatport (GER)
James Dein – CEO, Sound Australia (AUS)
James Stevens – Founder & CEO, Doo-Bop Productions (AUS)
Jane Slingo – Executive Producer, Electronic Music Conference (AUS)
Jesse Kuch – Owner, Open Records (AUS)
Joe Alexander – Director, Bedroom Sucks Records (AUS)
Joe Nemer – Tour Coordinator / Tour Manager, Illusive Presents (AUS)
Joey McGahey – Owner/Head of Radio/Editor In Chief, Hysteria Media (AUS)
Johann Ponniah – Founder/Director, I OH YOU (AUS)
Josh Taylor – Managing Director, Cassette Group (AUS)
Julia Bridger – Producer, Bleach Festival (AUS)
Julia Davis – CEO, New World Artists (AUS)
Kate Mills – Licencing Manager, Native Tongue (AUS)
Kathryn Holloway – General Manager, Cattleyard Promotions (AUS)
Katrine Sviland – Music Critic, Aftenposten (NOR)
Knox Lovell – 4ZZZ Radio, 102.1fm (AUS)
Lars Brandle – Australia Correspondent, Billboard (AUS)
Leanne de Souza – Founder/ Director, A Rock and Roll Writers Festival (AUS)
Lynette Irwin – Artistic Director, Brisbane International Jazz Festival (AUS)
Mace Francis – Artistic Director, WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (AUS)
Maggie Collins – Executive Programmer, BIGSOUND (AUS)
Marc Sousley – GM, Secret Sounds Touring (AUS)
Matt Lymbury – Content Director, Nightlife Music (AUS)
Maya Janeska – General Manager, UNFD (AUS)
Nicholas Rodwell – Music Director, 4ZZZ (AUS)
Nick Payne – President, Americana Music Association of Australia (AUS)
Noel Mengel – Freelance Music Journalist (AUS)
Oli Frost – Co-Founder & Organiser, The Grass Is Greener (AUS)
Paul Butler – Director, Fifty Fifty Films (AUS)
Petrina Convey – Director – Urban Music (Asia Pacific), Sony Music (AUS)
Rachel Johnston – Director, Strictly Lowdown (AUS)
Rachel Jones-Williams – National Promotions Manager, Caroline Australia (AUS)
Ragnild Nordset – JMC Academy (AUS)
Rusty Thorpe – Touring & Marketing Manager, Bluesfest (AUS)
Sam Cook – Director, KISSmyBLAKarts (AUS)
Sam Morris – CEO, Blank GC & Gold Coast Music Awards (AUS)
Samuel J Fell – Freelance Journalist (AUS)
Sarah Chipman – Managing Director, Title Track (AUS)
Scott Ferris – Owner, Profyle Entertainment (AUS)
Shayne Armstrong – Writer/Producer, Armstrong+Krause Screenwriting Partnership (AUS)
Simon Lewicki – A+R Manager, TMRW Music (AUS)
Simon Mula – Coordinator, BEMAC (AUS)
Sky Kirkham – Producer, The Drawing Room (AUS)
Stephane Elmosnino – Audio Lecturer, SAE (AUS)
Steve Bell – Senior Contributor/Co-owner, The Music/Sonic Sherpa (AUS)
Tim Pellegrino – Managing Director, Summer City Events (AUS)
Tom Inglis – Owner, HSF Artist Services (AUS)
Trad Nathan – Director, Crowbar Brisbane (AUS)
Tyler McLoughlan – Sync Agent, The Sound Pound (AUS)
Vanessa Cohen – Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival (AUS)
Viv Mellish – Head of Publicity, Mucho Bravado (AUS)
Zeek Power – Artist & Educator (AUS)