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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) – the organization that produces the JUNO Awards – will be honouring the best in Canadian music from March 19 - March 25, 2018. The JUNO Awards will be broadcasted by CBC on March 25, 2018, live from Vancouver, BC.

Judges will be balanced geographically to represent all major markets across the country. Judges will independently review the submissions, without conferring with other members of the panel. This will allow them to make objective decisions without the influence of others.

Music will be distributed electronically to the judges using DMDS. Judges will have the ability to listen, download and cast their votes online. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the official ballot accountants for the JUNO Awards and will oversee all ballot votes and results.

First round judging will open on December 8, 2017 and close on January 4, 2018. Following the Nominee Press Conference the second round of voting takes place February 9, 2018 to March 2, 2018

For the 2018 JUNO Awards, all judges must HOLD CONFIDENTIAL all information pertaining thereto, including their identity as a judge, and the names of the artists who submit in their category. Judges will understand that their name will be published in the 2018 JUNO Awards souvenir program, which will be distributed during the JUNO Awards Weekend.

Please note that completing and submitting the "2018 JUNO Awards Judge Application" does NOT guarantee that you will be selected as a judge for the 2018 JUNO Awards.

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, Board, Academy delegates, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, clients, and vendors. All demographic information collected will be confidential.

All selected judges will be contacted by Liz Morgante. If you have any additional questions please email elizabeth@junoawards.ca. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 JUNO Awards!

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