Meet the Judges

We have yet to release our judges for 2017

Neil Sanderson

Three days Grace

Judge 2016

Clayton Bellamy

Clayton Bellamy and The Road Hammers

Judge 2016

Ian Casselman

 Marianas Trench

Judge 2016

The 2016 JUNO Awards. Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, AB. April 3, 2016. Photo: CARAS/iPhoto

About the Contest

Are you a performer or in a band, and have a cool new song that you want to share with the world? If your answer is yes, you could win a trip to the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast in Ottawa, Ontario!

We’re giving eager songwriters a chance at winning tickets to The 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast, JUNO Fan Fare, Red Carpet Audience, and JUNO Songwriters’ Circle! You may also have a chance to win up to three amazing Yamaha Band Prize Packs, valued at approx. $5000.00. No purchase necessary. Contest open only to Canadian residents (Quebec excluded) who are at least 13 years of age at time of entry. Entrants under the age of majority must have parental consent. Proof of parental consent for those under the age of majority must be provided before the prize will be awarded. Chances of winning are dependent on the number of eligible entries received in each category during the respective eligibility periods, and the evaluation of the judges. This Contest is a skill-based contest in which entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, lyrics (excluding songs that do not have lyrics), melody, arrangement, overall likeability, and performance/entertainment Value, all weighted equally. Contest closes February 28th, 2017.

Prizes

Grand Prize:

The winning band, performer, or group are eligible for a chance to win (3) Yamaha Band Prize Packs of their choice, valued at approx. $5000.00 each, up to (6) tickets to the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast, Red Carpet Audience, JUNO Fan Fare autograph session, and JUNO Songwriters’ Circle, as well as hotel accommodations of up to 3 rooms double occupancy, and applicable airfare. Yamaha Band Prize Packs have been pre-determined by Yamaha Canada Product Specialists.

Second Prize:

The second place band, performer, or group are eligible for a chance to win (2) Yamaha Band Prize Packs of their choice, valued at approx. $5000.00 each, and (2) tickets to the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle. Yamaha Band Prize Packs have been pre-determined by Yamaha Canada Product Specialists.

Third Prize:

The third place band, performer, or group are eligible for a chance to win (1) Yamaha Band Prize Pack of their choice, valued at approx. $5000.00, and (2) tickets to the JUNO Songwriters’ Circle. Yamaha Band Prize Packs have been pre-determined by Yamaha Canada Product Specialists.

 

How to Enter:

Yamaha Canada will release a video on the Official Yamaha Canada Music & AV YouTube page, officially announcing the Yamaha “Keys to the JUNOS” Songwriting Contest. Starting January 6th, all videos following the below instructions will be gathered by Yamaha Canada until February 28th, 2017 and displayed on the official contest site – inclusion on the contest site constitutes official entry in the contest.

Each band, performer, or group may only enter one (1) entry into one (1) tier of this contest, for a total of one (1) entry per performing entity or person. Multiple entries will not be considered.

All Video Entries Must:

  1. Contain contestant’s live performance of an original song written by the contestant
  2. State and clearly display the names of all performers involved in the contesting group, up to a total of 6 performers
  3. Be posted with the tag “YamahaKeystotheJUNOS
  4. Comply with all provisions of the Contest Rules

Videos not following these instructions will not be considered.

 

Thanks for Participating, and Good Luck!

Contest sponsored by Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. JUNO Awards™, JUNO Award®, the JUNO Awards™ logo, JUNOS™, JUNO Fan Fare™, JUNO Songwriters’ Circle™ and related marks are trade-marks and/or registered trade-marks of The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Used under licence. © 2017 The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

Keys to the Junos 2017

Enter now to win a trip to the 2017 JUNO Awards Broadcast in Ottawa!