jazz & blues music blog with news, reviews, concerts & more, with a Canadian focus

October 4, 2005

2006 Canadian Juno Awards Call For Submissions

Written by
cindy mcleod

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) announces that submissions are now being accepted for the 2006 JUNO Awards, Canada’s Music Awards.

Early-bird applications for juried categories will be accepted until October 26, 2005, with a final submission deadline of November 16, 2005. Submissions for categories based on sales will be accepted until January 9, 2006. All forms can be accessed at www.junosubmissions.ca or by calling 1-888-440-JUNO (5866) (toll-free in Canada).

In CARAS’ ongoing commitment to review all category criteria, including voting methods and processes, the following improvements have been made for 2006:

CARAS members and JUNO Awards judges are now able to cast their votes online for both the first round to determine nominees and then the second round to determine winners.

Francophone Album of the Year has been changed from a sales based category, to a jury voted category. Two rounds of jury votes will determine nominees and winners. Albums must be released between September 1, 2004 and November 16, 2005.

New CARAS member and non-member submission rates have been introduced to encourage CARAS membership and to further engage Canadian artists in the Nominating and Voting process.

All submissions must be completed on-line. In an effort to keep the submission costs down, a penalty fee will be levied for incomplete submissions received.
While certain categories such as International Album of the Year are determined by sales, most category winners are determined by CARAS membership ballot vote or by a panel of expert judges. For specific details on JUNO Awards nominations and procedures, please visit the Juno Awards Web site at www.junoawards.ca.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences/L’academie canadienne des arts et des sciences de l’enregistrement (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music and recording industries and to contribute toward higher artistic and industry standards. The main focus of CARAS is the exploration and development of opportunities to showcase and promote Canadian artists and music through television vehicles such as the JUNO Awards. For more information on the 35th annual Juno Awards, visit the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) Web site at www.junoawards.ca. The 2006 Juno Awards will air on CTV, on Sunday, April 2, 2006.

Sponsors for the 2006 JUNO Awards include FACTOR and the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage “Canada Music Fund”, the Province of Nova Scotia, Halifax Regional Municipality, and Events Halifax.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.