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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

Alicia Atout

A Music Blog, Yea?

Brit Bachmann

Discorder Magazine

Patrick Baillargeon

Voir/Inrockuptibles

Michael Barclay

Radio Free Canuckistan

Darlene Barss

OurBasement.ca

Teghan Beaudette

CBC Manitoba

Adrien Begrand

Decibel Magazine

Cédric Bélanger

Journal de Québec

Mike Bell

YYSCENE

Stuart Berman

Pitchfork, The Dowsers

Paul Blinov

Freelance Journalist

Karen Bliss

Billboard

Olivier Boisvert-Magnen

Voir

Jacques Boivin

ecoutedonc.ca

Dave Bookman

Indie88

James Booth

CBC Radio 3

Adam Bowie

The Daily Gleaner

Rob Bowman

York University

Ryan Bresee

CKCU 93.1 FM

Scott Brown

CHMA 106.9FM

Alain Brunet

La Presse

Philip Cabrita

Virgin Radio

Stephen Carlick

Exclaim!

Lorraine Carpenter

Cult MTL

Matt Carter

Grid City Magazine

Lisa Christiansen

CBC Radio 1

Brian Cleveland

Local 107.3FM, !earshot 20

Shawn Conner

The Snipe News, Vancouver Sun, Inside Vancouver

JD Considine

Freelance Journalist

Stephen Cooke

The Chronicle Herald

Emilie Cote

La Presse

Alexandre Courteau

ICI Musique

Del Cowie

Freelance Journalist

Tom Coxworth

CKUA

Alan Cross

102.1 the Edge

David Dalley

Hip Hop Vancouver

Chris Dart

Freelance Journalist

Stuart Derdeyn

Postmedia

Patrice Desmarais

CFLX Sherbrooke

Mike Devlin

Times Colonist

Jim Di Gioia

Dominionated

Mary Dickie

Freelance Journalist

Kerry Doole

FYI Music News

Raina Douris

CBC Radio 2

Howard Druckman

SOCAN Words & Music online magazine

Anthony Easton

Freelance Journalist

Colton Eddy

The Strombo Show

Michael Elves

101.5 UMFM

Jessica Emond-Ferrat

Journal Métro

Tiana Feng

Ride the Tempo

Francella Fiallos

CKDU

Mitch Fillion

Southern Souls

Erin Flynn

CHUO 89.1 FM

Christine Fortier

Freelance Journalist

Marie-Ève Fortin-Laferrière

CISM 89,3 FM

Simon Fournier

Rythme FM / The Beat 92.5

Lana Gay

Indie 88

Raphael Gendron-Martin

Journal de Montréal

Catherine Genest

VOIR

Carla Gillis

NOW Magazine

Ian Gormely

Exclaim!

Russell Gragg

Canadaland

Sarah Greene

Exclaim!, NOW Magazine

Chaka V. Grier

Freelance Journalist

Ariane Gruet-Pelchat

Freelance Journalist

Michael-Oliver Harding

Freelance Journalist

Emma Healey

Said The Gramophone

Stuart Henderson

Freelance Journalist

Gregg Henderson

Spotify

Donna Hopper

Village Media

Jess Huddleston

CBC Music

Josiah Hughes

Exclaim!

Peter Hum

The Ottawa Citizen

Chayne Japal

A.Side

Sarah Jay

Good Juice Box

Nicholas Jennings

Freelance Journalist

Katie Jensen

Freelance Journalist

Stephanie Johns

The Coast

James Keast

Exclaim!

Drew Khan

SiriusXM Canada

Vish Khanna

Kreative Kontrol

Kate Killet

Freelance Journalist

Andrew King

Canadian Musician Magazine

Jesse Kinos-Goodin

CBC Music

Bob Klanac

Freelance Journalist

Joshua Kloke

Jill Krajewski

VICE, Noisey

Nick Krewen

Freelance Journalist

Louis-Philippe Labrèche

Le Canal Auditif

Liisa Ladouceur

Freelance Journalist

Kevin Laforest

Musicology

Lisa Lagace

Freelance Journalist

Pierre Landry

CHOM

Melody Lau

CBC Music

Erin Lebar

Winnipeg Free Press

Marc-Xavier (Bones) LeBlanc

Freelance Journalist

Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Weird Canada

Julie Ledoux

Voir

Adrian Lee

Maclean's

Erik Leijon

Freelance Journalist

Valerie Lessard

Radio-Canada

Antoine Léveillée

Voir

Cam Lindsay

Freelance Journalist

Julia Lipscombe

Freelance Journalist

Sarah Liss

Freelance Journalist

Marie-France Long

Freelance Journalist

Erin Lowers

Exclaim!

Darcy MacDonald

CULTmtl

Erin MacLeod

Freelance Journalist

Jason MacNeil

Freelance Journalist

Francois Marchand

Radio-Canada

Barnaby Marshall

FYI Music News

Christine McAvoy

3am Revelations

Tara McCarthy

CBC Radio One, North of Ordinary Media

Dustin McGladrey

CFWE FM/AMMSA

Stephanie McKay

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Ryan McNutt

Freelance Journalist

Marie Mello

Freelance Journalist

Max Mertens

Freelance Journalist

Sean Michaels

Said The Gramophone, Globe & Mail

Anupa Mistry

Vevo

Guillaume Moffet

Spotify

Sébastien Moffet

La Canal Auditif

Anubha Momin

Freelance Journalist

Marc-André Mongrain

Sors-tu.ca

Zachary Monson

Stingray

Chris Morin

Ominocity

Tyler Munro

A.Side

Biljana Njegovan

Cut From Steel

Samantha O'Connor

The 405, Toronto Sun

Josh O'Kane

The Globe and Mail

Joshua Ostroff

Freelance Journalist

Renato Pagnani

Freelance Journalist

Roch Parisien

Rocon Communications

Amanda Parris

CBC

Ryan B. Patrick

Exclaim! Magazine

André Péloquin

Journal de Montreal, Journal de Quebec

Catherine Pogonat

Radio-Canada

Benoit Poirier

CISM 89.3 FM

Marie Helene Poitras

Belle et Bum

Mitch Pollock

q on CBC Radio 1

Tom Power

CBC Radio 1

Greg Pratt

Freelance Journalist

Michael Rancic

Freelance Journalist

Chris Randle

Freelance Journalist

Alan Ranta

Exclaim!

Benjamin Rayner

Toronto Star

Rosina Riccardo

CJAM 99.1 FM

Alexandra Rimmington

CFRU

Emilie Rioux

CHYZ

Trevor Risk

ION Magazine

Chantal Rondeau

Indigenous Today

Fateema Sayani

Ottawa Magazine

Talia Schlanger

WXPN, World Cafe

Jean-Étienne Sheehy

Freelance Journalist

Tabassum Siddiqui

Freelance Journalist

Craig Silliphant

The Feedback Society

Sandra Sperounes

CBC Radio

Laura Stanley

Freelance Journalist

Ian Steaman

Different-Kitchen.com

Gregg Stewart

Bell Media

Ric Taylor

View Magazine

Jamie Tennant

CFMU

Donald Teplyske

Country Standard Time

Valerie Therien

Voir

Nicolas Tittley

Freelance Journalist

Greg Torrington

Stingray

Richard Trapunski

Chart Attack

Phil Villeneuve

yo-homo.com

Christa Belle Walley

DJ Christa Belle

Andrea Warner

Freelance Journalist

Brad Wheeler

Globe and Mail

Adam White

Some Party

Matt Williams

Freelance Journalist

Carl Wilson

Freelance Journalist

Lisa Wilton

CKUA

Michael Wolch

Classic 107

Curtis Wright

Freelance Journalist

Natalia Wysocka

Journal Métro Montréal

Anna Zee

Q104

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