No ‐ only artists residing in the NT are eligible to enter. If you have relocated, you must have lived in the NT until 30 June 2021. Please contact MusicNT on (08) 8981 1995 to discuss your situation if you have any concerns.
You can enter as many songs as you like. The first three songs submitted by any one songwriter/artist will incur an $11 entry fee with every additional entry incurring an $11 per song fee.
Yes. An individual song may be entered into multiple categories, but it will incur an entry fee for each category. Please Note: The song will only be eligible as a finalist in one category. This will be decided by the highest number of votes.
Blues & Roots
Rap / Hip Hop
Electronic / Dance
Youth (only open to people aged 25 and under)
No, we can’t help you make that decision, so please choose your category carefully.
No. But if your song was a finalist in any of the past NT Song of the Year Awards it is not eligible.
Yes, you can.
No, there is no age limit. However, only people aged 25 and under can enter the Youth category.
No. We currently do not have a lyrics only category.
A panel of over 50 national music industry professionals assesses the entries according to categories.
The songs in the genre categories are NOT judged on production values. Each song is judged on innovation, lyrical content, song architecture, expression and musicianship. All genre entries will be judged anonymously.
MusicNT is a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on sponsorship, entry fees and ticket sales to run the NT Music Awards. Your entry fee contributes to the whole process.
If you are experiencing financial hardship and wish to request a needs-based fee waiver, please contact MusicNT on (08) 8981 1995.
$11 (up to 3 songs). Additional songs will be $11 each . This prices includes GST.
Entries for the Northern Territory Music Awards close at midday (ACST) Wednesday, 18 May 2022.
Yes, you can enter instrumental songs in all categories.
No, MusicNT is currently not able to offer individual feedback for NT Music Award entrants.
There are four finalists in each category, except for the Overall Song category in which there are nine (the winner from each category).
All finalists will be notified via email in June, 2022. They will be asked to provide a photo and bio for promotional use and will be considered for media opportunities relating to the event.
Finalists will be announced in June, 2022 via the NT Music Awards website and MusicNT social media.
At the NT Music Awards night on Tuesday, 28 June 2022.
All nominee finalists will be invited. Further to that limited tickets will be available to the public. Check the website for details in May.
Each category will win a suite of prizes and professional development opportunities including the prestige of an NT Music Award title.
Additionally a package of promotional activities will be undertaken on behalf of the winning artists.