How Are Awards Applications Reviewed?
SOCAN Foundation hires renowned Canadian composers to serve as jury members, who meet over several days to review applications submitted for the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers, Emerging Screen Composers, and Young Canadian Songwriters (Sponsored by SiriusXM Canada). Juries for each competition are balanced to ensure diverse representation. Each jury comprises between three and five members, who report their results in meetings with the SOCAN Foundation manager.
Applications for the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Young Composers are reviewed anonymously. Applications for the SOCAN Foundation Awards for Emerging Audio-Visual Composers and for Young Canadian Songwriters, Her Music Awards, and the TD Indigenous Songwriter Award are not reviewed anonymously.