National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander
Music, Sport, Entertainment & Community Awards

The 2014 Deadly Awards will not be held this year.

2014 Deadlys Award Categories

The Deadly Awards recognises the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to our community and to Australian society.  Awards and categories include:


  • Most Promising New Talent In Music*
  • Single Release Of The Year
  • Album Of The Year
  • Band Of The Year
  • Male Artist Of The Year
  • Female Artist Of The Year
  • Hip Hop Artist Of The Year
  • The Sydney Opera House Award*
  • APRA Song Of The Year**


  • Most Promising New Talent In Sport*
  • AFL Player Of The Year
  • NRL Player Of The Year
  • Female Sportsperson Of The Year
  • Male Sportsperson Of The Year

The Arts

  • Dancer Of The Year
  • Visual Artist Of The Year
  • Male Actor Of The Year
  • Female Actor Of The Year
  • Film Of The Year
  • Television Show Of The Year
  • Outstanding Achievement in Literature


  • Outstanding Achievement in Health*
  • Outstanding Achievement in Education*
  • Health Worker Of The Year*
  • Outstanding Achievement in Employment*
  • Community Broadcaster Of The Year*
  • Outstanding Achievement In Cultural Advancement*
  • Outstanding Achievement In Science*
  • Excellence In Health Through The Promotion Of Healthy And Smoke Free Lifestyles*
  • Journalism Story Of The Year*

Hall of Fame

  • The Ella Award For Lifetime Achievement In Sport*
  • The Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait In The Performing Arts*
  • The Marcia Langton Award For Lifetime Achievement In Leadership*
  • The Lifetime Contribution Award For Healing The Stolen Generations*

Other Deadly Awards

  • Deadly Dressed – Professional***
  • Deadly Dressed – Community***

*These awards are judged in full or 50% by the Deadlys Executive Academy and 50% by popular vote.

**This award is judged independently by APRA/AMCOS.

***These awards are judged by the Deadly Dressed Judging Panel