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Nominations are now open for the 2024 Children’s Music Awards | Ngā Manu Tīrairaka, including the Tūī for Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa | Best Children’s Music Artist. Entry is open to all artists that have released three or more singles (and/or an album or EP) in the period 1 January 2023–31 December 2023.

To complete a nomination for Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa | Best Children’s Music Artist, click here. Full Terms & Conditions of entry can be found here

Entries for APRA Best Children’s Song | Waiata Tamariki Toa and NZ On Air Best Children’s Music Video | He Manu Tūtei are also open. Note that Best Children's Song now has two sub-categories: Preschool (He Manu Pīpī) and Primary (He Pī Ka Rere). Artists may only enter in ONE of the two sub-categories, and there will be one winner in each category.

We're excited to share that a new category is being introduced in 2024: the Kōkako Award for Best Children's Performance. This is a collaboration between Kiwi Kids Music, the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and NZ Opera, and serves to highlight the wonderful performances from the tamariki of Aotearoa. Complete nominations for these awards here

All entries in the 2024 Ngā Manu Tīrairaka | Children’s Music Awards must be submitted before 5pm on Monday 4 March 2024.

The awards will be presented at an invite-only, kid-focused event at the Tuning Fork in Tāmaki Makaurau in early May.

Aotearoa Music Awards
Te Kaipuoro Waiata Tamariki Toa | Best Children’s Music Artist is an Aotearoa Music Award – a Tūī – that is presented at a separate event.

The Aotearoa Music Awards is the annual showcase event for the music industry, celebrating artists and music from Aotearoa. The event recognises the biggest musical successes of the year while also providing a platform to promote emerging artists. Grounded in nearly 60 years of history, the Aotearoa Music Awards has evolved to reflect our unique cultural identity. It has launched music careers, told artists’ stories and created memorable moments.

Recorded Music NZ produces the Aotearoa Music Awards and acts as its kaitiaki – preserving our musical heritage, celebrating the hits of today and paving the way for the artists of tomorrow.