(Sponsored by SiriusXM)
The Award for Young Canadian Songwriter was created through a joint partnership with Sirius XM Canada Inc., and is designed to celebrate emerging and talented songwriters in Canada. Submissions to the talent competition must be from genres of popular music, such as: folk, blues, rock and roll, hip-hop, R&B, etc. Songwriters that are age 21 or younger, Canadian citizens, and the original creators of the musical submission are eligible to apply to the talent competition. Five awards valued at $5,000 each will be granted to the finalists. All submissions will be reviewed by a jury.
The competition is open to songwriters who are 21 years of age or under on the application deadline.
Candidates must be Canadians and SOCAN members or Canadians who are not members of any performing rights organization.
Submissions must be original, composed within three years of the application deadline. Arrangements are not eligible.
Entries that were award winners in previous SOCAN Foundation Awards are not eligible.
SOCAN and SOCAN Foundation board members and employees are not eligible.