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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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Ebyan Abdigir

CBC

Gregory Adams

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kelsey Adams

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Anna Alger

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Alicia Atout

A Music Blog, Yea?

Brit Bachmann

Freelance Writer / Journaliste pigiste

Patrick Baillargeon

Voir/Inrockuptibles

Michael Barclay

Radio Free Canuckistan

Joanna Barker

Girls Rock NL

Darlene Barss

OurBasement.ca

Nikki Basset

not your boys club

Adrien Begrand

Decibel Magazine

Cédric Bélanger

Journal de Québec

Mike Bell

YYSCENE

Stuart Berman

Pitchfork, CBC's q

Ashley Bieniarz

Winnipeg Music Project

Paul Blinov

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

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

La Presse

Sarah Burke

Sirius XM, Indie 88

Stephen Carlick

Exclaim!

Matt Carter

Grid City Magazine

Ricky Castanedo Laredo

CJSF, Discorder Magazine

Ariane Charbonneau

Stingray

Lisa Christiansen

CBC Radio 1

Ryan Chung

G98.7 FM

Brian Cleveland

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Shawn Conner

The Snipe News, Vancouver Sun, Inside Vancouver

JD Considine

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Stephen Cooke

The Chronicle Herald

Bruno Coulombe

Le Canal Auditif

Alexandre Courteau

ICI Musique

Del Cowie

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Tom Coxworth

CKUA

Alan Cross

102.1 the Edge

Josephine Cruz

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Michelle da Silva

NOW Magazine

Jamaias DaCosta

David Dalley

Hip Hop Vancouver

Jordan Darville

The Fader

Stuart Derdeyn

Postmedia

Patrice Desmarais

CFLX Sherbrooke

Mike Devlin

Times Colonist

Jim Di Gioia

Dominionated

Mary Dickie

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Jen Doerksen

Stylus

Kerry Doole

FYI Music News

Raina Douris

CBC Radio 2

Howard Druckman

SOCAN Words & Music online magazine

Laurie Dupont

Magazine Véro

Marie-Kim Dupuis-Brault

Sors-tu.ca

Anthony Easton

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Colton Eddy

The Strombo Show

Michael Elves

101.5 UMFM

Jessica Émond-Ferrat

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kennedy Enns

BeatRoute, The Reflector

Tiana Feng

Ride the Tempo

Francella Fiallos

CKDU

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

Carla Gillis

NOW Magazine

Andrea Gin

CBC Music

Holly Gordon

CBC Music

Ian Gormely

Exclaim!

Sarah Greene

Exclaim!, NOW Magazine

Chaka V. Grier

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kassandra Guagliardi

Crescendo1

Michael-Oliver Harding

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Gregg Henderson

Spotify

Donna Hopper

Village Media

Eliza

CFUR

Jess Huddleston

CBC Music

Peter Hum

The Ottawa Citizen

Omar Husain

CJLO 1690 AM

Chayne Japal

A.Side

Sarah Jay

Good Juice Box

Nicholas Jennings

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Katie Jensen

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Élise Jetté

Feu à volonté

Stephanie Johns

The Coast

James Keast

Exclaim!

Daryl Keating

Exclaim!, NOW Magazine

Drew Khan

SiriusXM Canada

Vish Khanna

Kreative Kontrol

Kate Killet

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Andrew King

Canadian Musician Magazine

Jesse Kinos-Goodin

CBC q

Jill Krajewski

VICE, Noisey

Nick Krewen

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

LP Labrèche

Le Canal Auditif

Liisa Ladouceur

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kevin Laforest

Musicologie

Lisa Lagace

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Megan Landman

CILU (LU Radio)

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 LeBlanc Flanagan

Weird Canada

Julie Ledoux

Voir

Adrian Lee

Maclean's

Erik Leijon

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Valérie Lessard

Radio-Canada Ottawa-Gatineau

Marta Ligocki

CJSW 90.9 FM

Julia Lipscombe

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marie-France Long

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Erin Lowers

Exclaim!

Julisa Ly

102.1 The Edge

Darcy MacDonald

CULTmtl

Sarah MacDonald

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Audrey MacDonald

CIVL 101.7fm

Erin MacLeod

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Jason MacNeil

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Kerry Martin

YouTube Music & Google Play Music

Sandy May

The Overcast

Christine McAvoy

3am Revelations

Tara McCarthy

CBC Radio One

Kerilie McDowall

DownBeat

Dustin Riel McGladrey

CFWE FM/AMMSA

Claudia McNeilly

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Ryan McNutt

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marie Mello

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Max Mertens

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Sean Michaels

Said The Gramophone, Globe & Mail

Olivia Michalczuk

Paper Cut Winnpeg

Sofie Mikhaylova

Freelance Writer & Editor / Rédacteur pigiste

Anupa Mistry

Vevo

Guillaume Moffet

Spotify

Adulis Chedo Mokanan

The Come Up Show

Anubha Momin

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Marc-André Mongrain

Sors-tu.ca

Zachary Monson

Stingray

Chris Morin

Ominocity

Karla Moy

hustleGRL

Sarah Murphy

Exclaim!

Biljana Njegovan

Cut From Steel

Nneka Nnagbo

Ottawa Beat & Melted Magazine

Samantha O'Connor

The 405, Toronto Sun

Josh O'Kane

The Globe and Mail

Jennie Orton

BeatRoute

Joshua Ostroff

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Whitney Ota

CJSW 90.9 FM Radio

Luke Ottenhof

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Renato Pagnani

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Sean Palmerston

Hellbound

Camille Parent

Radio-Canada

Roch Parisien

Rocon Communications

Ryan B. Patrick

Exclaim! Magazine

Chad Pelley

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Émilie Perreault

98,5 FM

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

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

Janet Rogers

2Ro Media

Chantal Rondeau

Indigenous Today

Acey Rowe

CBC's The Doc Project

Katie Sage

CFUV 101.9 FM, NCRA

Anuska Sarkar

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Fateema Sayani

Ottawa Magazine

Talia Schlanger

WXPN, World Cafe

Jean-Étienne Sheehy

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Tabassum Siddiqui

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Craig Silliphant

The Feedback Society

Mackenzie Smedmor

CJLO

Abigail Smith

Local 107.3 FM

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

Jamie Tennant

CFMU

Donald Teplyske

Country Standard Time

Nicolas Tittley

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Melissa Tobin

CBC Radio 1

Richard Trapunski

NOW Magazine

Yanick Tremblay

Voir

Marie-Christine Trottier

Radio-Canada

Jennifer Van Evra

CBC

J.C. Villamere

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Phil Villeneuve

yohomo.ca

Melissa Vincent

A.Side

Elliott Walsh

Graffiti Gallery, Studio 393

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

Kate Wilson

The Georgia Straight

Lisa Wilton

CKUA

Siobhan Woodrow

Bell Media

Curtis Wright

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

Anna Zee

Q104

Sima Sahar Zerehi

Freelance Journalist / Journaliste pigiste

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