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Submissions Open

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Recognizing the talent and achievements of Calgary’s music community, the YYC Music Awards shines the spotlight on artists from one of Canada’s most vibrant and eclectic scenes. Hosting their 3rd annual gala on September 23, 2018, at The Palace Theatre (219 8th Ave. SW), the YYCMA’s have open submissions to Calgary’s homegrown talent beginning March 1, and ending on May 31, 2018.

This year’s 2018 awards will honour members of the Calgary music community in 19 categories (listed below).

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Submission Requirements

Recording Submission

The album or single must have been commercially released between March 1, 2017, and February 28, 2018, to be eligible. This time frame will be strictly enforced, and the YYCMA will not accept submissions for materials released outside this time frame. Singles may not be part of a collection previously nominated.

Who can Apply?

Artists from the Calgary area, including Airdrie, Banff, Canmore, Cochrane, Strathmore, and areas up to a maximum 125 km radius of the City of Calgary.

Deadline: To be considered for a 2018 YYC Music Award, submissions must be received by May 31, 2018, 12:00am MST. No extensions will be granted.


Recording Awards

Artists may only submit to one of the following categories:

  • Alternative Recording of the Year
  • Blues/Jazz Recording of the Year
  • Classical Recording of the Year
  • Country Recording of the Year
  • Folk Recording of the Year
  • Metal Recording of the Year
  • Pop Recording of the Year
  • Rock Recording of the Year
  • Urban/EDM Recording of the Year
  • World Music Recording of the Year

Artistic/Industry Awards

Artists may submit to more than one of these categories:

  • Female Artist of the Year
  • Group of the Year
  • Industry Person of the Year
  • Male Artist of the Year
  • Music Video of the Year
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Single of the Year
  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Zackariah and The Prophets Memorial Award

The YYC MUSIC AWARDS is also accepting volunteer applications leading up to, and for the gala, along with membership for the Calgary Music Selection Committee (CMSC), who are voting members.

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The YYC Music Awards celebrates the artists that embrace Calgary as home; entertaining and supporting its arts and culture. The award event was founded by music industry professionals, with backgrounds in artist management, booking agents, media as well as recording studio production/engineering.