Nominations Open For The Carol Lloyd Award

Annie Haydon (left) and Kellie Lloyd.
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With a new home at QMusic, nominations for the Carol Lloyd Award are now open.

Supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland and APRA AMCOS, the Carol Lloyd Award grants $15,000 to an emerging singer-songwriter residing in Queensland who identifies as a woman to either record a full-length album or record and tour an EP.

QMusic CEO Angela Samut thanks Queensland Music Festival, who started the Award in 2016 to address gender and equity issues in the music industry. “QMusic is thrilled to bring the Carol Lloyd Award in as part of our Womxn In Music programme, which aims to provide greater opportunities for woman working in our industry across Queensland.

"It is in the spirit of Carol's legacy that we will help build stronger careers and make future fierce leaders,” Ms Samut says.

Carol Lloyd, who died in 2017, was a legendary rock chick from Queensland who started her career in the '70s band Railroad Gin.

Carol Lloyd 2016
Carol Lloyd

Carol's wife, Annie Haydon is part of the team bestowing this award to a Queensland musician. "Carol would be so proud of this award, especially the amount of support it will offer a female musician to make their mark," Ms Haydon says.

The three previous recipients of the Award are Georgia Potter (2017), Leanne Tennant (2018) and Sahara Beck (2019). Interestingly, tomorrow Leanne releases the album she conceived and recorded from the financial grant she received.

A panel of esteemed industry professionals will judge the applications, with the winner announced in late October.

Applications for the Carol Lloyd Award close on Monday 7 September. Click here for more information.

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