Carol Lloyd Award

Carol Lloyd Award

Queensland Music Festival, along with support from Arts Queensland, APRA AMCOS and Hutchinson Builders, is proud to announce the 2017 Carol Lloyd Award.

This award will be presented to an emerging* female singer-songwriter, who was either born in, or resides in, Queensland. The successful applicant will be awarded $15,000, and with this, will have the opportunity to record their own full length album or record and tour their own EP.

This award will give recipients a head start in their career, the means to broaden their experience within the music industry, and help them to realise their goals as an emerging artist.

The judging panel for this award will be Katie Noonan, Joc Curran, Leanne de Souza, Sean Sennett and John Willsteed.

To enter, please refer to the application form below for details on what to include in your application. When you are ready to apply, simply complete and upload the application form, along with all associated materials to your Dropbox folder, and email the link to

Entries close 5pm Friday 7 April 2017 – Deadline extended due to the impact of Cyclone Debbie

All information regarding eligibility, entry rules, required materials, and more can be found in the corresponding documents below.

For enquiries and further information regarding the award please email us at

The Carol Lloyd Award is presented by Queensland Music Festival and supported by APRA AMCOS and Hutchinson Builders and the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

*Applicants are classified as emerging if they have not been contracted to a major record label as a recording artist.

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Entries Open: 9am 21 October, 2016

Entries Close: 5pm 7 April, 2017 – Entries extended due to impact of Cyclone Debbie

Award Presentation: May, 2017