Vote in the 2013 SMAC Awards

Being award winners ourselves at (did we mention that? Oh yeah, only like a gazillion times), we know how rockin in feels to be recognised and appreciated for one’s art. So we’re chuffed to see a bunch of people we really admire nominated for the upcoming SMAC awards in Sydney.

FBi Radio’s SMAC (Sydney Music, Art and Culture) Awards recognise and celebrate the standout musos, artists, performers, restaurants and events that have kept Sydney’s creative heart beating in 2013. Public voting is now open and will run until 5pm December 27. With over 50 finalists across 10 categories recognising creatives from all of Sydney’s cultural corners, it’s time to let the world know who you think has been trailblazing in 2013.

Congrats to all the nominees. There are so many creatives there that we know and love (a special big up goes out to long-term friends of Something You Said: The Preatures, Kirin J Callinan, Bloods, Elizabeth Rose and Brendan Maclean).

The awards ceremony will be held on January 14 and broadcast live on FBi 94.5FM and online, featuring performances from some of our music nominees. A handful of tickets to the event and other rad prizes can be won simply by voting – so jump online and nominate who you think deserves a SMAC.

2013 FBi SMAC AWARDS – the complete list of nominees

Horrorshow – King Amongst Many
Cloud Control – Dream Cave
Kirin J. Callinan – Embracism
Palms – Step Brothers
Day Ravies – Tussle
Golden Blonde – Gwen

Little May
Gang of Youths
Dustin Tebbutt
Elizabeth Rose
Brendan Maclean

BEST LIVE ACT – presented by Coopers
Gooch Palms
Sarah Blasko
Shining Bird
Black Vanilla

At First Sight
Sound Summit
Beck Song Reader
Secret Garden
Sounds of the Suburbs

BEST SONG – presented by APRA AMCOS
The Preatures – Is This How You Feel?
Elizabeth Rose – The Good Life
Movement – Us
Royal Headache – Stand and Stare
Thundamentals – Smiles Don’t Lie
Seekae – Another

REMIX THE CITY – presented by JUNKEE
Ultimate Vision: Monument to Us by Lara Thoms
The Urban Beehive
Wild Food Map
Alaska Projects
Train Tracks

Nick Coyle – Blue Wizard (PACT)
Ash Flanders – Little Mercy (Sydney Theatre Company)
Justin Shoulder – The River Eats (Performance Space)
Luke Mullins – Angels in America (Belvoir)
Imara Savage – A Comedy of Errors (Bell Shakespeare)

BEST ARTS PROGRAM – presented by
Kaldor Public Art Projects presents 13 Rooms
Golden Age Cinema and Bar
International Symposium on Electronic Art (ISEA) 2013 by the Australian Network for Art and Technology (ANAT)
Underbelly Arts
Temporary Democracies at Campbelltown Arts Centre

Samuel Hodge
Kusum Normoyle
Penelope Benton & Alex Clapham
Mike Hewson
Tully Arnot

BEST EATS – presented by Two Thousand
In the Annex
Cafe Paci

For more info on the nominees and to vote, go here.