CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS REMINDER The 2018 Canadian Folk Music Awards occurs the weekend of Nov. 30 — Dec. 1 in Calgary.
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JUNE 15, 2018
HALIFAX, May 18, 2018 – Submissions are now open for the 14th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMA). New this year, for the first time in CFMA history, eligibility dates and details have changed: 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. 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. Subscribe to the CFMA newsletter or check the CFMA website for details and upcoming ticketing information.
Awards will be presented throughout both evenings, Nov 30 and Dec 1, at the Awards Weekend Concerts. These concerts combine the most loved events of the Canadian Folk Music Awards’ first fourteen years – the vibrant energy of the live music showcases and the awards gala – the Awards Weekend Concerts will capture the true heart of the folk community, while celebrating the 2018 nominees and the category recipients.
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.
FINAL DEADLINE to SUBMIT is JUNE 15, 2018 @ 5PM EDT: All submission details and payments (the first submission is $70, with a fee of $60 for each additional submission) 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/
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: 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.
About the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs): Established 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.