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The Polaris Music Prize is a juried award determined by journalists, broadcasters, bloggers and programmers from across Canada. Jury members are selected annually by the Polaris Board of Directors. The Polaris Jury consists of 196 members from local and national media who display a wide breadth and depth of knowledge of Canadian music and passion for discovering new albums.

All jury members submit a ballot indicating their Top 5 albums of the year; the results form the Polaris Prize Long List and, after a second round of voting, the Polaris Prize Short List. An 11-member Grand Jury is selected each year to convene at the Polaris Awards gala, where they determine the Polaris Prize Winner. To ensure an impartial outcome, no one with direct financial relationships with artists is eligible to become a jury member. The organization itself is a registered, not-for-profit corporation.

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Gregory Adams

Freelance Journalist

Alicia Atout

A Music Blog, Yea?

Brit Bachmann

Discorder Magazine, Freelance

Patrick Baillargeon

Voir, Huffington Post

Michael Barclay

Maclean's, Radio Free Canuckistan

Darlene Barss

OurBasement.ca

Meaghan Baxter

Freelance Journalist

Teghan Beaudette

CBC News

Adrien Begrand

Decibel, Terrorizer, Hellbound, Iron Fist, NPR, Stereogum, PopMatters

Cédric Bélanger

Journal de Québec

Mike Bell

Freelance

Stuart Berman

Pitchfork, CBC Radio

Paul Blinov

Freelance Journalist

Karen Bliss

Billboard and others

Olivier Boisvert-Magnen

Voir, CISM, Feu à volonté, BRBR

Jacques Boivin

ecoutedonc.ca - CKRL 89,1

Dave Bookman

Indie88

James Booth

CBC Radio 3

Adam Bowie

The Daily Gleaner

Rob Bowman

free lance

Ryan Bresee

CKCU 93.1 FM

Laurie Brown

CBC Radio2

Scott Brown

CHMA 106.9FM

Alain Brunet

La Presse

Philip Cabrita

Stephen Carlick

Exclaim!

Lorraine Carpenter

Cult MTL

Matt Carter

gridcitymagazine.com

Michel Cécyre

Recherchiste/programmateur musical pour Ici musique

Lisa Christiansen

CBC Radio One

Brian Cleveland

Local-FM/!earshot 20

Shawn Conner

The Snipe News, Vancouver Sun

JD Considine

The Globe And Mail, Downbeat and Revolver

Stephen Cooke

Local Xpress (currently on strike with The Chronicle Herald)

Emilie Cote

La Presse

Alexandre Courteau

ICI Musique

Del Cowie

CBC Music

Jamieson Cox

Freelance Journalist

Tom Coxworth

CKUA

Alan Cross

102.1 the Edge

David Dalley

Hip Hop Vancouver

Chris Dart

CBC Music, Torontoist, Exclaim

Stuart Derdeyn

The Province/Postmedia Network Inc.

Stephane Deslauriers

Patrice Desmarais

CFLX Sherbrooke

Mike Devlin

Times Colonist newspaper

Jim Di Gioia

Dominionated

Mary Dickie

freelance journalist

Anne T. Donahue

MTV

Kerry Doole

FYI Music News

Raina Douris

CBC Radio 2

Howard Druckman

SOCAN Words & Music magazine

Anthony Easton

Freelance Journalist

Colton Eddy

Michael Elves

101.5 UMFM

Jessica Emond-Ferrat

Journal Métro

Tiana Feng

Ride the Tempo

Francella Fiallos

Mitch Fillion

Southern Souls, Massey Hall

Erin Flynn

CHUO 89.1 FM & !earshot

Christine Fortier

Voir, CISM, MSN.ca, 7Jours, TV Hebdo, Moi & Cie

Marie-Eve Fortin

CISM 89,3 FM, Le Canal Auditif, POP Montréal

Simon Fournier

Rythme fm / The Beat 92.5

Lana Gay

CBC Radio 3/ CBC Music

Raphael Gendron-Martin

Journal de Montréal

Catherine Genest

VOIR, BRBR

Carla Gillis

NOW Magazine

Ian Gormely

Exclaim!

Russell Gragg

CKDU Radio, Halifax Examiner

Sarah Greene

Exclaim!, NOW Magazine

Chaka V. Grier

Freelance Journalist

Elena Gritzan

Silent Shout

Ariane Gruet-Pelchat

BRBR / Freelance

Michael-Oliver Harding

Freelance

Ty Harper

Cityonmyback.com, CBC Radio 1

Emma Healey

Freelance

Stuart Henderson

Exclaim! Magazine

Gregg Henderson

Donna Hopper

SooToday, Village Media

Jess Huddleston

MUCH

Josiah Hughes

Fast Forward Weekly, Exclaim!, AUX

Juliette Jagger

Freelance Journalist

Chayne Japal

Nicholas Jennings

Hello, Words & Music, Penguin Eggs

Katie Jensen

Canadaland, 93.3 CFMU, Weird Canada

Stephanie Johns

The Coast

James Keast

Exclaim!

Daryl Keating

Exclaim!, THUMP

Ken Kelley

MusicNerd.ca, The Times & Transcript, Canadian Musician, Huff Post Canada

Drew Khan

Vish Khanna

Kreative Kontrol

Kate Killet

Sidewalk Hustle

Andrew King

Canadian Musician Magazine

Jesse Kinos-Goodin

CBC Music

Bob Klanac

Jill Krajewski

VICE, Noisey

Nick Krewen

Toronto Star, Grammy.com, Words & Music, Songwriters Magazine,

Louis-Philippe Labrèche

Liisa Ladouceur

Freelance Journalist

Kevin Laforest

Amplify

Lisa Lagace

Turn The Record Over, Freelance Journalist

Pierre Landry

CHOM 97.7 & Freelancer

Melody Lau

CBC Music

Erin Lebar

Marc-Xavier (Bones) LeBlanc

freelance, CKUM 93.5FM, Studio LAB Sessions

Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

weird canada

Julie Ledoux

Voir

Adrian Lee

Maclean's

Erik Leijon

freelance journalist

Bruce Leperre

Winnipeg Free Press, 730 CKDM

Antoine Léveillée

Freelance (BRBR - TFO / Bridgehead Media) -

Cam Lindsay

MUCH, Exclaim!, Noisey, AUX

Julia Lipscombe

Freelance Journalist

Sarah Liss

The Grid, Flare, Reader's Digest

Marie-France Long

Erin Lowers

Darcy MacDonald

columnist/contributor, CultMTL; former Montreal Mirror; former CJLO Concordia University Radio

Erin MacLeod

Jason MacNeil

Indie88.com, Fleekd.com

Diane Maheux

Francois Marchand

Radio-Canada

Barnaby Marshall

FYI Music News, Slaight Music

Christine McAvoy

3am Revelations

Tara McCarthy

Dustin Riel McGladrey

Stephanie McKay

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Ryan McNutt

Freelance Journalist

Marie Mello

RFI Musique / [mariemello]

bob mersereau

cbc, top100canadianblog.blogspot.ca

Max Mertens

THUMP

Sean Michaels

writer

Anupa Mistry

The Fader

Guillaume Moffet

SOCAN

Sébastien Moffet

freelance, Le Canal Auditf

Anubha Momin

Marc-André Mongrain

Sors-tu.ca, CIBL 101,5

Zachary Monson

Stingray Music / Stingray PausePlay

Paul Moran

Chris Morin

Ominocity, Freelance Journalist

Dave Morris

Freelance Journalist

Tyler Munro

Blue Ant Media (AUX.TV)

Biljana Njegovan

Cut From Steel

Samantha O'Connor

The 405

Josh O'Kane

The Globe and Mail

Joshua Ostroff

Huffington Post Canada

Renato Pagnani

Pitchfork, Edmonton Journal

Philippe Papineau

Le Devoir

Roch Parisien

Rocon Communications

Amanda Parris

Nick Patch

Toronto Star

Ryan B. Patrick

Exclaim!

André Péloquin

MédiaQMI

Catherine Pogonat

Radio-Canada

Benoit Poirier

CISM 89,3 FM / BRBR, TFO

Marie Helene Poitras

Mitch Pollock

q on CBC Radio 1

Tom Power

CBC Radio

Greg Pratt

Decibel, Exclaim!, bravewords.com, Alternative Press, Revolver

Michael Rancic

Freelance

Chris Randle

Hazlitt, various other places

Alan Ranta

Exclaim!

Benjamin Rayner

Toronto Star

Mark Rheaume

CBC Radio

Rosina Riccardo

Alexandra Rimmington

CFRU

Emilie Rioux

Trevor Risk

ION, Uproxx,

Chantal Rondeau

Joni Sadler

CKUT

Fateema Sayani

Ottawa Magazine

Talia Schlanger

Jean-Étienne Sheehy

freelance journalist

Tabassum Siddiqui

Freelance journalist

Craig Silliphant

Planet S Magazine, Prairie Dog Magazine, The Feedback Society

Sandra Sperounes

Edmonton Journal

Laura Stanley

Freelance Journalist

Ian Steaman

Different-Kitchen.com

Gregg Stewart

Bell Media

Sarah Sussman

HipHopCanada

Ric Taylor

View Magazine, 93.3 CFMU FM

Jamie Tennant

Program Director 93.3 CFMU FM Hamilton, music writer Hamilton Magazine, freelancer

Donald Teplyske

lonesomeroadreview.com, countrystandardtime.com, fervorcoulee.wordpress.com

Valerie Therien

Voir

Laura Thompson

CBC

Nicolas Tittley

musiqueplus, musimax, elle quebec, radio-canada

Greg Torrington

Galaxie

Richard Trapunski

Chart Attack

Phil Villeneuve

Xtra

Christa Belle Walley

Natalie Zina Walschots

Exclaim!

Andrea Warner

CBC Music, Exclaim! and other freelance

Jason Wellwood

CILU 102.7fm, Hellbound.ca

Brad Wheeler

Globe and Mail

Adam White

Punknews.org

Matt Williams

Noisey, The FADER, The A.V. Club, NOW Magazine, Exclaim!

Carl Wilson

Freelance Journalist

Lisa Wilton

Freelance Journalist

Michael Wolch

Classic 107

Curtis Wright

Vue Weekly

Natalia Wysocka

Journal Métro

Adria Young

The Coast, Noisey, VICE.Com, AUX.TV, Exclaim, East Coast Music Awards, Halifax Pop Explosion, Sappy Fest

Anna Zee

Q104 Music Director/Mid-day Announcer

Jordan Zivitz

Montreal Gazette

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