Vodafone Pacific Music Awards 2018 Nominations Open

Nominations are open for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, to be held on Thursday 24 May 2018, at the Vodafone Events Centre, Auckland.



The annual Pacific Music Awards event celebrates Pacific music and Pacific artists.


The awards provide the opportunity to honour the achievements and success of our current Pacific artists and also pay tribute to legacy and developing artists.


The Pacific Music Awards Trust looks forward to planning the celebration of Pacific music on 24 May 2018.


The PMAs celebrate the music released in 2017 and Pacific artists who have released singles, EPs or albums for sale during 1 January – 31 December 2017, are eligible to enter.


NZ Pacific artists are eligible for all categories listed, except for Best International Pacific Artist, for artists from overseas.


For the 2018 PMA Terms and Conditions head over to the entries page on the awards site.


Nominations are open for all the entered award categories and are due by Thursday 1 February 2018. 


All nominations are completed online and can be submitted by the artist or their representative.


The 2018 categories are:


• 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’)


As well as the categories above the following awards will also be presented:


At the awards ceremony, the following awards will also be presented:


• Most Promising Pacific Artist (presented by the Fuemana family)


• Radio Airplay Award (based on radio play from 2017)


• People’s Choice Award – Best Pacific Artist (all finalists are eligible and winner is confirmed by public vote)


• Special Recognition – Outstanding Achievement


• Lifetime Achievement Award


For those considering nominating an artist, please note the deadline of 1 February 2018.


Details and profiles from the 2017 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards can be found through the online magazine


If you have any questions about the Pacific Music Awards or the nomination process or for more detail on the awards visit the awards site: www.pacificmusicawards.org.nz or email info@pacificmusicawards.org.nz.