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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 9 to March 15,2020. The 49th annual JUNO Awards will take place on Sunday, March 15, at the SaskTel Centre, broadcast live on CBC, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, the free CBC Gem streaming service in Canada and globally at cbcmusic.ca/junos

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. PwC is the official ballot accountants for the JUNO Awards and will oversee all ballot votes and results.


  • Sept 23, 2019 - Nov 22, 2019: Apply to be a 2020 JUNO Awards judge.
  • November 29, 2019: All selected judges are contacted.
  • Round 1 - Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 19, 2019: The judges listen to all submissions in their respective category and cast their online votes to determine the five nominees.
  • Round 2 - Jan 31 - Feb 13, 2020: Following the JUNO Award nominee announcement, the same 10 judges will then review the nominees and cast their final online vote to determine the winner.

All selected judges will be contacted by Bryce Delyea. If you have any additional questions please email bryce@junoawards.ca. Thank you for your interest in the 2020 JUNO Awards!

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