The 14th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards occurs the weekend of Nov. 30 — Dec. 1 in Calgary
Early bird submissions until April 30, Final submission deadline June 15, 2018
MONTREAL, April 3, 2018 – Submissions are now open for the 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). The 14th edition of the CFMA takes place the weekend of November 30 – December 1, 2018, in Calgary, Alberta. The weekend’s focus events will take shape as two hosted Awards Weekend Concerts, which are open to the public. Check the CFMA website for details and upcoming ticketing information.
New this year, for the first time in CFMA history, eligibility dates are changing. Canadian artists and groups whose albums were released in Canada between June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018 are eligible. Also new this year, eligible entries must comprise at least 75% recorded tracks that have not been previously released by the artist.
Established by Canada’s burgeoning and internationally-recognized folk music community, the awards currently boast 19 categories. Five nominees are chosen for each category. A two stage jury process by 100 jurors located across Canada representing all official provinces, territories and languages determine the official recipients in each category.
Created in 2005, the Canadian Folk Music Awards celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Established as a non-profit, the mission of the CFMAs is to celebrate and promote Canadian folk music in all its forms. Follow the CFMAs on twitter @folkawards or “like” on facebook.
SUBMIT FOR THE 2018 CFMAS: https://folkawards.ca/eligibility/online-submission/
EARLY BIRD SUBMISSION: Apply early and save money! The Early Bird submission deadline is Saturday April 30th, 2018 at midnight, the fee for each submission is $60. After April 30, 2018, the first submission is $70, with a fee of $60 for each additional submission.
FINAL DEADLINE: All submission details and payments must be received through our website no later than 5:00 pm EDT, Friday, June 15, 2018. Albums must have been uploaded and received by our office no later than that date. For more information: https://folkawards.ca/eligibility/application-info/
Complete eligibility requirements are listed here: http://folkawards.ca/eligibility/
Please be aware, we have a no refund policy. It is vital to ensure your submission meets all eligibility criteria including for the definition for all selected categories. Submissions not accepted or disqualified will not be notified.
Kimberly Sinclair | SpinCount