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Plus, you could score yourself a AU$250 Ticketmaster voucher!1

It’s fair to say that 2020 has been challenging, but we all know someone who has kept our spirits high.

Music Backers have teamed up with Support Act to present Nominate a Mate - a AU$1,5001 cash prize awarded to 100 individuals that have used music to make a positive impact on others this year. Be it through their contribution to the music industry, their resilience in the face of hardship, their adaptability and new ways of finding audiences, or simply their passion to keep the music playing.

It could be a music teacher who kept creativity flowing for students during isolation, or a sound engineer neighbour who helped others keep their connection to fans alive, or amate who introduced you to the music of so many new Aussie artists. There are so many ways people have kept the music playing, and we want to reward them.

Plus, there could be something in it for you too! If your mate is selected as a winner of a AU$1,5001 cash grant, you will automatically go into the draw for a chance to win 1 of 20, AU$250 Ticketmaster e-Gift Cards to go to a live gig when events reopen.

The important stuff:

  • To be eligible, both you and your mate have to be an Australian Resident aged 18 years or over on 11:59pm Sun 23rd August 2020
  • You can nominate a maximum of 5 different mates, but you may only nominate an individual mate once.
  • If multiple people nominate the same mate, all nominators will go into the draw for a chance to win 1 of the AU$250 Ticketmaster vouchers
  • You can only nominate individuals. Businesses are not eligible to receive a prize.
  • Full TCs here.
  • Unsuccessful applications from round 1 will be automatically taken through to round two of judging.
  • There will be two rounds of judging – key dates are as:
    Applications OpenApplications CloseMates / Nominees AnnouncedNominator Prizes x 20
    Round 1Mon 3 Aug 2020 @ 10am AESTSun 23 Aug 2020 @ 11.59pm AEST50 Nominees announced Mon 31 Aug 2020 @ 5.00pm AEST20 x Prize Winners Draw – Tues 20 Oct 2020 @ 2pm AEDT
    Round 2Mon 24 Aug 2020 @ 12am AESTSun 13 Sept 2020 @ 11.59pm AEST50 Nominees announced Mon 21 Sept 2020 @ 5.00pm AEST20 x Winners Announced – Wed 21 Oct @ 5pm AEDT


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Promotion closes 13/09/20 at 11:59 PM (AEST). Promoter is American Express Australia Limited (ABN 92 108 952 085) of 12 Shelley Street, Sydney NSW 2000. Entry is open to Australian Residents aged 18+. Nominee Prize judging period ends 18/09/20 at 05:00 PM (AEST). Nominator Prize draw will take place on 20/10/20 at 2:00 PM (AEDT) at Engage Interactive, Level 8, 56 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000. All Prize winners will be notified within seven days of judging, by phone and in writing. Total prize pool is AU$155,000. Nominator competition ACT Permit Number is 20/00905. Full terms and conditions visit here.