Please see below some important information regarding nominations and voting.
All acts must have performed in a club between January 2023 and December 2023.
The Australian Club Entertainment Awards are open to entertainers who have worked in the Club Industry within the past 12 months of the 2023 calendar year and are acknowledged within the nominated categories.
To provide integrity in the judging of the categories, a range of Club Industry people have been invited to nominate entertainers, bands, specialty acts etc. To be included in the nomination/voting process, you need to be associated with the Club Industry as a Club Manager (including Entertainment Manager), Club Booker, Consultant, Agent or Artist Manager.
Entertainers are included in the nomination / voting process for Technical Engineers and Musical Director (MD) Categories.
If you fulfil this criteria and would like to be involved in the nomination/voting process, please email email@example.com or contact Debbie Vermeulen from St Johns Park Bowling Club on 02 9610 3666.
The ACE AWARDS are decided over two rounds of voting, using the preferential system. Results are collated and finalists/winners are determined by an independent polling company.
Round 1 nominations for the 22nd Annual ACE Awards will open on Wednesday 24 January 2024 and close at 5pm on Wednesday 21 February 2024. Round 2 voting will open on Wednesday 28 February 2024 and close and close at 5pm on Wednesday 27 March 2024. To keep up to date, follow our Facebook page.
Female Solo Performer
Male Solo Performer
Sound and Lighting Engineer – either resident or casual technicians working in the Club Industry on a regular basis. This award is for an individual person / Team, not the Club. This category is open for entertainers to nominate / vote.
Musical Director (MD)
Musical Director working in the Club industry who leads the band accompanying performers on stage. This category is open for entertainers to nominate / vote.
Any new performer or group entering into the Club Industry within the last 3 years, who can perform on stage. This category is made up of two awards, Junior (under 18 years) and Senior (over 18 years).
The act should be based predominantly on a visual performance by one or more performers who can perform on stage. e.g. jugglers, acrobats, magicians, circus acts, illusionists, aerial artists etc.
Original Music Performer / Group
This category covers an individual or band who performs music of any style and/or era which is their own original material. This category embraces Rock, Pop, Heavy Metal, R&B etc.
Bands or artists who perform in multilingual or foreign languages or traditional ethnic dance or production shows.