Entries are now open for the most colourful music award in New Zealand – the Children’s Music Awards. The Children’s Music Awards champion the music of our home-grown songwriting heroes – those crazy cool (and occasionally piratical) cats that write music for our youngest music fans.

Entries are now open in the following categories:

  • Recorded Music NZ Best Children’s Music Album
  • APRA Best Children’s Music Song
  • What Now Best Children’s Music Video


For details and instructions on entry into Best Children’s Music Album, as well as the terms and conditions, please go here and contact Sarah Leota at sarah@recordedmusic.co.nz for a password to access the online form.  Entries close at 5pm on Monday 5th December.


The winner of the APRA Best Children’s Music Song Award takes home an $8,000 grant to go towards the production of a song and a music video, while the winner of the NZ On Air Best Children’s Music Video takes home a $500 cash prize.   Please visit www.apraamcos.co.nz for more details

The awards will be presented at Silo Park in Auckland as part of Children’s Day on Sunday 5 March 2017.