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The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) – the organization that produces the JUNO Awards – will be staging the annual salute to the best in Canadian music from March 27- April 3, 2017. The JUNO Awards will be broadcasted on April 2, 2017 live from Ottawa, ON.

Selected judges will be balanced geographically to represent all major markets across the country. Judges are asked to independently review the submission, 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 online, download the music directly to a portable music device or burn the tracks to CDs. Votes are submitted online, listing the artists in order of preference. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the official ballot accountants for the JUNO Awards and will oversee all ballot votes and results.

In terms of timing, the product will be available to all judges the week of December 9, 2016. Judges will be provided with instructions on how to cast their votes online. The deadline for voting will be January 5, 2017, The second round of voting takes place at the beginning of February, following the nominee press conference.

For the 2017 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 2017 JUNO Awards souvenir program, which will be distributed during the JUNO Awards Weekend.

Please note that completing and submitting the "2017 JUNO Awards Judge Sign Up" does NOT guarantee that you will be selected as a judge for the 2017 JUNO Awards. If you are not chosen as a judge for the current year your name and information will be added to a database for future years.

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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