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Environmental Music Prize

Story Published Tuesday 2 November 2021

$20,000 Environmental Music Prize launches in Australia during UN Climate Summit.

Entries open 3 November 2021 and close 7 January 2022.


The Environmental Music Prize is a new $20,000 prize that is being launched in partnership with Green Music Australia. It aims to celebrate and amplify powerful music videos that inspire action for climate and conservation.

There are numerous objectives behind the launch of an environmental music prize:

  • Support artists with new opportunities that acknowledge and reward music that makes a difference.
  • Encourage talented artists to write beautiful, powerful songs about nature.
  • Crowdsource the creative genius of many to accelerate environmental action.
  • Share hopeful messages that inspire change.
  • Build a movement of artists who are committed to using their voice.
  • Reach new audiences and build mainstream support.

Music Ambassadors Montaigne and Anna Lunoe will soon be joined by other high-profile artists who will encourage their peers to create meaningful music that connects the listeners to nature.

Including APRA AMCOS, a diverse group of aligned organisations have jumped on board to encourage their networks to vote: Green Music Australia, Unified Music Group, Greenpeace Australia, Australian Progress and NEXUS Australia.

Entries open 3 November 2021 and close 7 January 2022. Australian artists who are residents or citizens are invited to submit original songs released in the last 4 years (2018-2021) in video format. Apply here.

10 Entries will then be shortlisted by a committee of environmental leaders and music experts, before the public are invited to vote for a winner in February. The winner will be awarded the $20,000 prize.