Release (album or EP) of the Year nomination
This category recognises a release – whether digital or physical – of 21 minutes or more. The digital release date of the album / EP must fall within the eligibility period from 1 January to 31 December 2018. This is an artistic award and judges will consider the entire package related to the release including: production quality, artistic merit, artwork, story-telling and songwriting ability. All entrants are assessed on their connection to the Gold Coast so releases that are produced on the Gold Coast will score higher for that criteria than those produced in other cities.