Melbourne Music Prize Entries Open


With a total prize pool of over $100,000, plus a finalist exhibition at Federation Square, the Melbourne Prize for Music 2013 and Awards is one of the most valuable music prizes in Australia. There are three categories this year and more than one category can be entered. Entry can be made by an individual musician or group, or done by nomination. Open to Victorian residents only.

Nominations can be from anyone around Australia, but have to be for a Victorian resident.

The $60,000 Melbourne Prize for Music 2013, the $30,000 Outstanding Musicians Award 2013 and the $13,000 Development Award 2013 are open to all music genres and eligible to performers and composers alike. A $2,500 (incl. gst) Qantas international air ticket credit and residency at the Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, The University of Melbourne are provided.

Public voting for the $4,000 Civic Choice Award 2013 will commence online from 4 September when the 2013 finalists are announced, also during the finalist exhibition in November. 

Entries will close on July 16, 2013

For further information please visit or call the Melbourne Prize Trust on (03) 9696 4410.

Colin McAlpine