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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 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 / Journaliste pigiste

Kelsey Adams

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Mathieu Aubre

CHOQ

Patrick Baillargeon

Voir/Inrockuptibles

Michael Barclay

Radio Free Canuckistan

DarBar

OurBasement.ca

Nik Basset

Everyseeker Convention

Tanner Bayne

The Sheaf, CFCR

Adrien Begrand

Decibel Magazine

Cédric Bélanger

Journal de Québec

Mike Bell

YYSCENE

Stuart Berman

Pitchfork, CBC's q

Ashley Bieniarz

Winnipeg Music Project

Karen Bliss

Billboard

Olivier Boisvert-Magnen

Voir

Jacques Boivin

ecoutedonc.ca

Erin Bond

CHSR 97.9FM

James Booth

CBC Radio 3

Adam Bowie

The Daily Gleaner

Rob Bowman

York University

Ryan Bresee

CKCU 93.1 FM

Alain Brunet

panm360.com

Chad Brunet

CJSR

Sarah Burke

Sirius XM, Indie 88

Matt Carter

Grid City Magazine

Ricky Castanedo Laredo

CJSF, Discorder Magazine

Lisa Christiansen

CBC Radio 1

Brian Cleveland

Local 107.3 FM

Thomas Cobbett Labonté

CBC

Shawn Conner

The Snipe News, Vancouver Sun, Inside Vancouver

JD Considine

DownBeat, Jazz Times

Stephen Cooke

The Chronicle Herald

Bruno Coulombe

Le Canal Auditif

Del Cowie

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Tom Coxworth

CKUA

Alan Cross

102.1 the Edge

Josephine Cruz

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Michelle da Silva

Xtra Magazine

Jamaias DaCosta

David Dalley

Hip Hop Vancouver

Jordan Darville

The FADER

Stuart Derdeyn

Postmedia

Mike Devlin

Times Colonist

Jim Di Gioia

DOMINIONATED

Mary Dickie

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kerry Doole

FYI Music News

Raina Douris

World Cafe, NPR Music

Howard Druckman

SOCAN Words & Music online magazine

Katherine Duncan

CBC Radio 1 & 2

Laurie Dupont

Elle, Magazine Véro

Marie-Kim Dupuis-Brault

Sors-tu.ca

Steacy Easton

Freelance Critic / Critique de musique pigiste

Sajae Elder

The Fader

Michael Elves

101.5 UMFM

Jessica Émond-Ferrat

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kennedy Enns

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Brian Fauteux

University of Alberta

Francella Fiallos

CJLO 1690 AM

Erin Flynn

CHUO 89.1 FM

Christine Fortier

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marie-Ève Fortin-Laferrière

Le Canal Auditif

Simon Fournier

Rythme FM / The Beat 92.5

Lana Gay

Indie 88

Raphaël Gendron-Martin

Journal de Montréal

Catherine Genest

VOIR

Andrea Gin

CBC Music

Amber Goodwyn

91.3FM CJTR, Regina Community Radio

Holly Gordon

CBC Music

Ian Gormely

Exclaim!

Chaka V. Grier

Independent journalist / Journaliste indépendant

Michael-Oliver Harding

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

A. Harmony

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Gregg Henderson

Spotify

Graeme Houssin

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Jess Huddleston

CBC Music

Peter Hum

The Ottawa Citizen

Omar Husain

CJLO 1690 AM

Sarah Jay

Good Juice Box

Nicholas Jennings

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Élise Jetté

Feu à volonté

Kimberley Jev

DJ, Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Stephanie Johns

CKDU, The Coast

James Keast

Exclaim!

Daryl Keating

Exclaim!, NOW Magazine

Vish Khanna

Kreative Kontrol

Kate Killet

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Andrew King

Canadian Musician Magazine

Jesse Kinos-Goodin

CBC Music

Jill Krajewski

VICE

Nick Krewen

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

LP Labrèche

Le Canal Auditif

Liisa Ladouceur

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Lisa Lagace

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Pierre Landry

CHOM

Melissa Langley

DJ MelBoogie

Melody Lau

CBC Music

Erin Lebar

Winnipeg Free Press

Marc-Xavier (Bones) LeBlanc

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marie Claire LeBlanc Flanagan

Weird Canada

Erik Leijon

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Troy Lemberg

CFUV

Valérie Lessard

Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau

Julia Lipscombe

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Jesse Locke

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marie-France Long

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Erin Lowers

Exclaim!

Julisa Ly

JACK FM

Mark Macarthur

CBC Music

Sarah MacDonald

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Audrey MacDonald

CIVL 101.7fm

Darcy MacDonald

CULTmtl

Erin MacLeod

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Jason MacNeil

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kerry Martin

YouTube Music & Google Play Music

Sandy May

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Christine McAvoy

3am Revelations

Tara McCarthy

CBC Radio One

Brennan McCracken

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kerilie McDowall

DownBeat

Dustin Riel McGladrey

CFWE FM/AMMSA

Ryan McNutt

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Tyson McShane

Flow Magazine, Ominocity

Marie Mello

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Niña Mendoza

DJ Niña Mendoza

Max Mertens

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Sean Michaels

Said The Gramophone, Globe & Mail

Olivia Michalczuk

Paper Cut Winnpeg

Sofie Mikhaylova

DJ Sonja

Anupa Mistry

Vevo

Max Mohenu

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Anubha Momin

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marc-André Mongrain

Sors-tu.ca

Karla Moy

hustleGRL

Sarah Murphy

Freelance journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kyle Muzyka

CBC

Biljana Njegovan

Cut From Steel

Nneka Nnagbo

Apt613

Samantha O'Connor

RAPSEASON

Josh O'Kane

The Globe and Mail

Matt Olson

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Joshua Ostroff

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Luke Ottenhof

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Camille Parent

Radio-Canada

Roch Parisien

Rocon Communications

Ryan B. Patrick

Exclaim! Magazine

Chad Pelley

Music Researcher / Chercheur en musique

Guillaume Pepin

CHYZ 94,3

Jesse Plunkett

HipHopCanada

Catherine Pogonat

Radio-Canada

Benoit Poirier

CISM 89.3 FM

Mitch Pollock

q on CBC Radio 1

Greg Pratt

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Corinne Przybyslawski

Spotify

Natasha Ramoutar

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Michael Rancic

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Chris Randle

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Alan Ranta

Exclaim!

Benjamin Rayner

Toronto Star

Rosina Riccardo

CJAM 99.1 FM

Alexandra Rimmington

CFRU

Émilie Rioux

CHYZ

Chantal Rondeau

Indigenous Today

Acey Rowe

CBC's The Doc Project

Curtis Running Rabbit-Lefthand

IRIM

k8e sage

iN/RaiN-B0WS

Anuska Sarkar

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Beth Schellenberg

The Uniter

Jean-Étienne Sheehy

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Tabassum Siddiqui

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Ally Sigurdson

Sound, Phrase and Fury Magazine

Craig Silliphant

The Feedback Society, The Saskatoon Star Phoenix

Scott Simpson

Le Pressoir, Exclaim!, Radio-Canada

Calum Slingerland

Exclaim!

Mackenzie Smedmor

CJLO

Arianne Smith-Piquette

CKUA

Fanny St-Amand

Belle Et Bum

Laura Stanley

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Ian Steaman

Different-Kitchen.com

Gregg Stewart

Bell Media

Ric Taylor

View Magazine

Sharine Taylor

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Madeline Taylor

CITR

Jamie Tennant

CFMU

Donald Teplyske

Fervor Coulee

Samuel Thompson

Witchpolice Radio

Nicolas Tittley

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Melissa Tobin

CBC Radio 1

Richard Trapunski

NOW Magazine

Yanick Tremblay

Boulevard Brutal

Jennifer Van Evra

CBC

J.C. Villamere

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Andrea Warner

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Brad Wheeler

Globe and Mail

Adam White

Some Party

Matt Williams

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Carl Wilson

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Lisa Wilton

CKUA

Curtis Wright

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Anna Zee

Q104

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