The J Awards are triple j's annual celebration of the outstanding talent in the Australian music scene. There are three categories: Australian Album of the Year, Australian Music Video of the Year and Unearthed Artist of the Year. The judging period is Nov 1-Oct 31 each year. The winners will be announced on triple j on Friday November 22.
Past Album of the Year winners include Tame Impala, Gotye, Sarah Blasko, The Presets, The Panics, Hilltop Hoods and Wolfmother.
The Unearthed J Award - introduced in 2007 - has recognised The Rubens, Ball Park Music, Boy & Bear, Young & Restless, John Steel Singers & The Middle East.
The Australian Music Video of the Year J Award - introduced in 2008 - recognises the year's most outstanding, original and creative music video. It's been awarded to Kris Moyes (Kirin J Callinan - 'Way II War'), Emma Tomelty (Hermitude - 'Speak Of The Devil'), Mairi Cameron & Stephen Lance (Megan Washington - 'Sunday Best'), Alex Roberts (Art vs Science - 'Parlez Vous Francais') and Mike Daly (The Herd - '20/20').
Unearthed nominees for 2013 are: Remi, SAFIA, Tigertown, Jeremy Neale, Wave Racer, Justin Tebbutt, Jackie Onassis