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the Australian Roots Music Awards
​finalists and winners

The ARMAs were conceptualised as a means of rewarding musicians purely for their music. We are not concerned with career status.
The ARMA’s are solely dedicated to supporting – and promoting – Australian roots music. Embracing the roots genre and the skilled musicians from its craft, the Australian Roots Music Awards (ARMA) will be held  in Nimbin this September. Designed to celebrate the finest musicians in the styles of Folk, Americana, early blues, alt country, Australiana and bluegrass music, musicians are now being encouraged to enter to be part of Australia’s only roots-focused awards.


Karl Broadie Best Song -Boom Town - Steel City Sue

Best EP
Running In Bare Feet -
Born In October

Anthony Lycenko Best Album - Old Time Sing Song Man - Archer

ARMA conditions of entry​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

1. The cost is $20 per entry payable at the time of submission. Entries will not be considered valid unless the above mentioned fee is paid in full.

Three awards will be on offer for:

 i. Best song  (original composition)

ii. Best EP ( up to 7 compositions with 80% or more being original compositions)

iii. best Album ( 8 or more compositions with 80% or more being original compositions)

3. You can enter as many times as you want, in as many categories as you like but please note that each entry requires that above mentioned fee of $20 is paid. For example John Smith enters 2 songs into Best Song, 1 EP into Best EP, and  2 Albums into Best Album. The total cost for John Smith's entries is 5x$20=$100.

5. Judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into.

6. Entry to ARMA 2018 will close midnight 12th August 2018. Postal entries (EP & Album categories only) will be accepted if postmarked before midnight on 12th August 2018.

7. Entries in to Best Song category must be submitted along with MP3 formatted recordings ( please do not upload larger formats or try and send hard copies). Send to   [email protected]

8. Entries to  Best EP & Best Album  categories must be submitted along with 2 hard copies of CD. Send to Nimbin Roots festival Po Box 181 Nimbin, NSW 2480

9. Fill in the paypal form below to submit. All categories must fill in the paypal form and pay via this form. Categories for best album and best EP must also send 2 x hard copies.