Entries for the 2018 Pacific Music Awards are open!
Entry deadline 1 Feb 2018.


2018 Pacific Music Awards
Thursday 24 May
Vodafone Events Centre
Auckland, New Zealand


Pacific artists who have released singles, EPs or albums for sale, during 1 January – 31 December 2017, will be eligible. All nominations are completed online and can be submitted by the artist or their representative. To access the online nomination system, you will require a link and password – please email info@pacificmusicawards.org.nz and these details and further information will be provided to you.


The entered categories for 2018 are confirmed as the following:

  • Best Pacific Group
  • Best Pacific Female Artist
  • Best Pacific Male Artist
  • Best Pacific Language
  • Best Pacific Song
  • Best Pacific Music Video
  • Best Pacific Gospel Artist
  • Best Pacific Urban Artist
  • Best Producer
  • Best International Pacific Artist
  • Best Pacific Music Album (nb: NZ Music Award ‘Tui’)


Both the nominator and nominated artist need to complete the required details for the online nomination - which will be verified by email. All audio files, biographies etc are also submitted via the online system, however if you are providing anything via CD, USB or DVD, please forward to the Pacific Music Awards Trust, at the address below.

The Pacific Music Awards Trust selects an independent panel of judges, to judge all the entered categories. Please note the Trustees are not part of the judging panel. The identity of the judges will remain confidential.

For any queries regarding nominations or the awards ceremony, please contact:

Petrina Togi-Sa’ena
Pacific Music Awards Trustee and Event Producer
Mobile: +64 272 451 898

Email: info@pacificmusicawards.org.nz
Postal: Pacific Music Awards Trust, c/- Recorded Music NZ Ltd, Private Bag 78850, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1245
Physical Address: Level 1, 2A Hakanoa Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021