Despite COVID, artists have managed to create some stunning work in 2021. So who would you like to see recognised?

Limelight‘s critics have voted to create a shortlist of 40 outstanding artists and ensembles – 20 from Australia and 20 from overseas. (For these awards, an international artist who leads an Australian orchestra, ensemble or arts company is considered an Australian artist.) The nominees include performers, composers, conductors, directors, artistic directors and ensembles, working in music, opera and theatre.

Voting closes on Sunday 17 October at 11:59pm AEDT.

See the full list of nominations and submit your vote through Limelight HERE