Alison Hams is home from representing Whyalla on the National stage at the 'Australian Women In Music Awards'.
A Top 3 Finalist in the Humanitarian Award, Alison said walking the Black Carpet alongside industry greats such as Renee Geyer, Clare Bowditch, Amy Sheppard and Little Pattie was both humbling and inspiring.
"I was very proud to shine a light on what we do here on-stage, in studio and behind the scenes for young people, Original music and Regional South Australia," Ms Hams said.
"I was treated as a peer and an equal in the company of so many women I have looked up to in my musical career".
The AWMAs were presented as part of a two day forum, culminating in the glittering AWARDS ceremony at the Brisbane Powerhouse, with the ultimate prize going to Eurovision superstar Dami Im.
"These Awards showcased class, culture, diversity and inclusion - and highlighted the standards everyone should aspire to if they want to participate in the Entertainment Industry," Alison said.
"Fellow finalist Lindy Morrison OAM does amazing work with 'Support Act' and the work Dami Im does for orphanages in Asia is just inspiring
"Her video-link acceptance speech was very gracious, and she congratulated both myself and Lindy too. She's a very deserving winner.
"Now we have a very busy schedule ahead including Jamm For Genes, McHappy Day and LIONS GFG Alliance 'Carols In The Park' - and we are very close to releasing the Whyalla Recording Scholarship music videos which is an exciting time for all involved."