Sunday, June 19, 2011



OTTAWA – WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 – The Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs) would like to remind everyone that submissions are now open for the 2011 edition. The June 30th deadline is fast approaching!!

Only fifteen days left
for all Canadian folk, roots and world musicians to submit their recordings released between June 15, 2010, and June 14, 2011, for the SEVENTH ANNUAL CFMAs. The awards, which celebrate and promote Canadian Folk Music in all its forms, will be handed out at a gala evening ceremony to be held this year at the Isabel Bader Theatre, Victoria College, University of Toronto on Sunday, December 4th.

ARTISTS CAN APPLY DIRECTLY ONLINE or by downloading the submissions form at and each artist can apply to multiple categories appropriate to their music.

The CFMAs have also announced that this year they will be adding the new “UNSUNG HERO / TRAVAILLEUR DE L'OMBRE” award in recognition of the exceptional contribution of an individual, group, or organization to the Canadian folk music scene. The recipient will be selected by a separate five-member jury, from the region where the 2011 awards will take place – in this case, Central Canada, which includes Ontario, Quebec and Nunavut. For further details please visit

SUBMISSIONS DEADLINE is Thursday, June 30th, 2011.


The mission of the Canadian Folk Music Awards is to celebrate and promote Canadian Folk Music in all its forms. Until their creation in 2005, there existed no awards to celebrate the breadth and depth of folk music in Canada. Awards such as the Junos, East Coast Music Awards or the Western Canada Music Awards include a few categories that apply to folk and roots music, but without as broad a view of the genre. The judging process is similar to that of the two-stage elimination model used by the Junos via a randomly selected jury drawn from the folk music community.


For more information, photos, interviews, please contact:

Media Contact: Beverly Kreller



Canadian Folk Music Awards

1111 Bank Street

Ottawa, Ontario K1S 3X4


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