Submission Guidelines - The JUNO Awards


Submission Guidelines

2024 JUNO Awards Submissions


Submit to The JUNO Awards to have your music heard by Canadian music industry professionals made up of the CARAS Nominating & Voting Committee, Music Advisory Committees, CARAS Academy Delegates, and Judges.

To be considered for nomination for the 2024 JUNO Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of September 1, 2022 and November 2, 2023.

Have your submission fees covered

TD is proud to sponsor the TD JUNOS Submissions Access Program for the third year. With support from TD, the program was created by CARAS to support independent Canadian artists from underrepresented communities to help cover the cost of submission fees for the 2024 JUNO Awards in up to five JUNO Award Categories.

Approved applicants will have their submission fees waived. Please note that the CAD$1,500 travel support that was available in 2023 has been discontinued.

Key submission dates and deadlines for JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD*:
Eligibility period: September 1, 2022 – November 2, 2023
Submissions open: September 18, 2023
Deadline for discounted early-bird submission: October 2, 2023; 5:00 p.m. ET 
Deadline for all submissions: November 2, 2023; 11:59 p.m. ET

*Dates may be subject to change.

Download the 2024 TD JUNOS Submissions Presented by TD Reference Guide.


Eligible music must be available for all Canadians and for (1) national sale or (2) via a recognized national music streaming provider.

  • Product must be released during the eligibility period: September 1, 2022 through to November 2, 2023. 
  • Product must be released nationally via brick and mortar stores or third-party online retailers.
  • Product must be released via a nationally accessible streaming service with paid subscriptions, full catalog, or on-demand streaming.

Albums available for pre-order online no later than November 2, 2023, will also qualify. Pre-ordered online albums (digital or physical copies) must be delivered to the consumer no later than November 17, 2023. Proof of transaction may be requested. Pre-order eligibility does not apply to Music Video of the Year.

Eligible musicians must be Canadian citizens/Permanent Resident(s). This is defined by CARAS as 50% or more of group members holding Canadian birth certificates, passports or are Canadian Permanent Resident(s) with residency in Canada during the last six months of the eligibility period.

 Deadlines & Fees

EARLY BIRD PRICING: September 18, 2023 to October 2, 2023 at 5:00 pm ET 

  • CARAS Academy Delegates Fee – $45.00 per submission
  • Standard Fee – $75.00 per submission

FINAL DEADLINE PRICING: October 2, 2023 (5:01 PM ET) to November 2, 2023 (11:59 pm ET) 

  • CARAS Academy Delegates Fee – $80.00 per submission
  • Standard Fee – $100.00 per submission

Submissions for the 2024 JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD close on November 2, 2023 at 11:59pm ET. 

To register yourself as a CARAS Academy Delegate and save on your submission fees, you can sign up at

The submission fee is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Voting Process by the Numbers

380 Judges are responsible for listening to each of the submissions and voting for the best product in the genre. The judges change each year and are spread out in different facets of the music industry and different regions throughout Canada.

68 Music Advisory Committee Chairs/Co-Chairs maintain the integrity of the JUNO Awards. It is their responsibility to monitor any changes within the industry as it relates to their category and the awards. They then bring any necessary changes to the attention of CARAS.

250+ Music Advisory Committee Members are responsible for ensuring that each of the submissions in their specific genre meets the required qualification for the JUNO Awards and fit the genre musically. Each category has an associated Music Advisory Committee.

Eligibility Questions

Call (416) 485-3135 x 301 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm ET or email [email protected]

Technical Support

Call toll-free 1-866-992-9902 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm ET or email [email protected].