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Canadian Folk Music Awards accepting Unsung Hero Award submissions


The Canadian Folk Music Awards is now accepting applications for its 2021 Unsung Hero Award. The application deadline is Aug. 31 – which is later than the submission deadline for the other awards, which is July 31 at 5 p.m. ET. There is no fee to nominate someone.

The Unsung Hero Award is presented annually in recognition of the exceptional contribution of an individual, group, or organization to any aspect of the Canadian folk music scene (performance, promotion, presentation, etc). It is meant to recognize those who work tirelessly behind the scenes for the love of the music who have not been recognized for their contributions.

It includes volunteers in all their diversity who, year after year, lend support to folk clubs, festivals, house concerts, etc. Posthumous nominations for individuals are not accepted.

All submissions are adjudicated by members of the CFMA board of directors, who will select a recipient from the eligible submitted candidates.

For complete details and to submit an application, please visit: folkawards.ca/eligibility/unsung-hero-award/.

The winner of the Unsung Hero Award will be announced at the 16th edition of the Canadian Folk Music Awards (CFMAs), which takes place the weekend of April 9-10, 2021 in Charlottetown PEI. The awards will be handed out over the course of two events, which are open to the public. Check the CFMA website for details and upcoming ticketing information.


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