Pacific Music Awards
Entries are now open for the Pacific Music Awards.
The annual event in May was first held in 2005 to acknowledge the success of Pacific artists in New Zealand and encourage young Pacific musicians.
Nominations for the awards are for recordings released during the 2009 calendar year and there are seven awards categories.
life- time achievement, promising artist and radio airplay awards are also given but there are no nominations for these.
Entries close on February 22 and finalists will be announced on April 21.
The awards will be presented on May 29 at the TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre in Manukau.
For information on entering visit www.pacific musicawards.org.nz.