Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

Entries Open for the 2017 Children’s Music Awards

Entries are now open for the most colourful music awards in New Zealand – the Children’s Music Awards. The Children's Music Awards champion the music of our home-grown songwriting heroes – those crazy cool (and occasionally piratical) cats that write music for our youngest music fans. 

Entries are now open in the following categories:

  •          APRA Best Children’s Music Song
  •          Recorded Music NZ Best Children’s Music Album
  •          NZ On Air Best Children’s Music Video

The winner of the APRA Best Children’s Music Song Award takes home an $8,000 grant to go towards the production of a song and a music video, while the winner of the NZ On Air Best Children's Music Video takes home a $500 cash prize.   


"It’s a wonderful thing to be able to engage, teach, inspire and amuse children through music” says Victoria Kelly, APRA AMCOS’ Director of NZ Member Services. “It’s also a rare talent to be able to shape songs with such universal appeal that they get our kids’ knees jerking and their little feet tapping. We feel very lucky to be able to support these extremely talented writers through the New Zealand Children’s Music Awards.”
Enter Now

Entries are open to any song video or album which was first performed live in public, broadcast on radio or TV, or made available online between 1 March 2016, and 31 December 2016. Entries close at midnight on Monday 5 December 2016.

The awards will be presented at Silo Park in Auckland as part of Children's Day on Sunday 5 March 2017.

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