WCMA Jurors Needed
Want to become a juror?
Music industry professionals are eligible to become WCMA jurors if:
They have a minimum of 5 years of music industry experience, and have been active in the industry within the last 2 years
Jurors must have confidence in their ability to make an objective assessment of a project based on the assessment tracks and documents provided. We believe that peer evaluation ensures a fair and transparent process and promotes equal representation throughout the industry.
The Western Canadian Music Awards values diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes and invites jury members from diverse backgrounds to apply. Each year, WCMA solicits help from its membership and key industry persons regionally and nationally to act as qualified jurors.
Jury members are volunteering members of the music industry who are experts within their field and genre and represent the industry at large. Their knowledge and ability to interpret the current music landscape regionally and nationally, and the cultures within these landscapes, makes them best qualified to help WCMA select the Western Canadian Music Awards.
By signing up as part of our main jury, you will be expected to voted in the second round during the dates below. If you are also a Music Industry Member, you will not be able to vote for all eligible categories as we are using a new platform that does not allow it. If this is an issue, you can pass on it this year.
If you are interested in becoming a juror, or know someone who would be a great addition to the jury, please click here to fill out the 2023 Juror Application form. Any questions about the jury process, please contact Johnny Marlow or 204-943-8485 ext 2
Dates for 2023
Wednesday, 1 February 2023 Jury Site Open
Monday, 1 May 2023 Jury Site Closed
Monday, 15 May 2023 Jury Assignments complete and sent to Jury
Monday, 29 May 2023 Voting First Round Jury
Monday, 12 June 2023 Voting First Round Jury CLOSED
Monday, 26 June 2023 Second Round Jury and Membership voting
Monday, 10 July 2023 Second Round Jury and Membership Voting CLOSED
Become an WCMA Juror
Each year, the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA) solicits help from its membership and key industry persons on a regional and national level to build its roster of qualified musicians and industry professionals to act as jurors. Our jurors may be asked to review submissions for our various awards categories. This is a volunteer position.
Jurors are selected annually based on applicable expertise and experience, and are from diverse cultures and backgrounds. The jury process takes place in spring. Once you receive your jury package, you will have approximately two weeks to jury the submissions in the category(s) assigned to you. There are two rounds of jurying, one to select the short list of nominees, May 29 - June 12, 2023 and one to select your final choice, June 26 - July 10, 2023. For most categories the winner will be decided by weighted vote results of jurors and membership vote.
Confidentiality & Conflict of Interest
Due to its sensitive nature, all jury processes are completely confidential. The WCMA ensures there will be no conflict of interest by jurors and provides a screening process.
All information provided will be used solely for internal administration purposes and will not be released to third parties. By submitting your information, you are giving WCMA permission to contact you by email, phone or mail for upcoming juries and juror-related events.