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Jury Application


Thank you for your interest in becoming a Polaris Music Prize jury member.

Before you fill in the form below, you should know that being a Polaris juror requires your time and effort and energy. The jury recommends, discusses, then votes on the Long and Short List. It is volunteer work (for which we appreciate you applying) but work nonetheless. The minimum time commitment is about an hour a week. It can be more or less depending on the flow of discussions and how much listening there is to do. It starts when you start, and continues throughout the year. If you do not think you can devote the time, please reconsider applying.

If you are selected, you will be asked to contribute in the following mandatory ways:

You may also be selected for the 11 person Grand Jury that decides the winner.

Any personal or financial interest in an artist / musician must be declared in advance as a conflict of interest. Some activities that we consider conflicts include (but are not limited to):

Applications for the 2020 jury are now closed. They will re-open October 2020.

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