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Kiwi Kids Music, in partnership with the Auckland Philharmonia and NZ Opera, is thrilled to announce the inaugural 2024 Kōkako Award, for Best Children’s Performance.

This award will enrich the already established and cherished annual NZ Children’s Music Awards, nurturing the blossoming talents of our young performers in Aotearoa, New Zealand!

The Kōkako Award is a celebration of the vibrant expressions of our young performers highlighting the importance of children’s artistic creativity.

Calling all young performers and songwriters! If you know a child who loves to shine on stage then this award could be the perfect way to showcase their talents. There are some VERY cool prizes, including getting to perform your winning song with the Auckland Philharmonia!!!   

Entry is simple.  No need for fully recorded masterpieces.  Instead we are looking for heartwarming video entries with the child performing the original song, be that singing along to a backing track, playing an instrument and singing or even acapella. 

Entry is open to all eligible NZ performers who meet the Eligibility Criteria as set out in the Terms & Conditions of Entry. 2024 nominations open Monday 8th February and close on Monday 4th March - so get recording those video performances and best of luck! 

CLICK HERE to read the the terms and conditions, judging process and learn more about the amazing prize the winner will receive.