Thank you for your interest in being a juror for the 2025 CFMAs!

If you have a background in music adjudicating or are in the industry as an artist / producer / distributor, etc., and interested in being considered for selection as a CFMA juror, please submit an application form below. The deadline to apply is August 7, 2024. Due to the volume of applicants, only selected jurors will be contacted.

General Info

  • All submissions are digital, and the juror voting process is conducted online.
  • Categories which exceed more than 60 submissions are generally split between two juror pools (i.e. 5 jurors in each set).
  • In selecting jurors, we attempt to respect our mandate as a national entity, i.e. by having diverse representation from all geographical regions of Canada
  • We aim to incorporate new jurors each year and try not to select jurors for the same categories two years in a row.
  • Due to the volume of applications, not all applicants will be placed. Many highly-qualified Jurors, both new and returning, may not be selected this year.
  • As a thank you for their participation, Jurors are offered one comp ticket to the Awards Ceremony evenings and their name is listed in the event program.

For a quick overview of the CFMA submissions eligibility please visit folkawards.ca/eligibility.

For a list of all 20 CFMA categories: folkawards.ca/eligibility/criteria/.

Conflict of Interest

Tentatively selected jurors are sent a list of submissions for their category/ies. If a prospective juror or their immediate family are involved with any of the submitted recordings as a musician, songwriter, agent, producer, manager, etc. they must declare this. If you know now that you have a conflict with any artist/submission, avoid choosing those categories in the Juror registration form. This will NOT preclude you from being selected to judge a category for which you have no conflict.


(Note: Dates are Subject to Change)

  • [Aug 7, 2024]: Deadline for Juror Application
  • [Aug 7- 27, 2024]: Selected Jurors will be tentatively assigned placements
  • [Aug 27, 2024]: Date by which confirmed Jurors provided Round 1 voting access & instructions
  • [Aug 27 – Oct 1, 2024]: Round 1 voting period (to determine nominees in each category)
  • [Oct 15, 2024]: Jurors provided Round 2 voting access & instructions
  • [Oct 15-22, 2024]: Round 2 voting period (to determine recipients in each category)



Thank you in advance for considering lending your expertise to this extremely important process. The Canadian Folk Music Scene is strengthened by the contribution of your time and expertise.

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