Submission Guidelines - The JUNO Awards

Submission Guidelines

2023 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 2023 JUNO Awards, national music release dates must fall between the eligibility period of September 1, 2021 and November 4, 2022.


TD is proud to sponsor the TD JUNOS Submissions Access Program. 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 2023 JUNO Awards. 

The program has been created to assist these artists with the costs involved in submitting their work in up to five JUNOS categories. Approved applicants will have their submission fees waived. New this year, successful TD JUNOS Submissions Access Program applicants who become JUNO Award nominees are eligible to receive $1,500 CAD from TD, to help offset expenses associated with traveling to and attending The 2023 JUNO Awards

Key submission dates and deadlines for JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD*:

Eligibility period: September 1, 2021 – November 4, 2022
Submissions open: September 26, 2022
Deadline for discounted early-bird submission: October 14, 2022; 5:00 p.m. ET 
Deadline for all submissions: October 28, 2022; 11:59 p.m. ET
*Dates may be subject to change.

Download the 2023 TD JUNOS Submissions 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, 2021 through to November 4, 2022. 
  • 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 catalogue, or on-demand streaming.

Albums available for pre-order online no later than November 4, 2022, will also qualify. Pre-ordered online albums (digital or physical copies) must be delivered to the consumer no later than November 18, 2022. 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 26, 2022 to October 14, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET 

  • CARAS Academy Delegates Fee – $40.00 per submission
  • Standard Fee – $65.00 per submission

FINAL DEADLINE PRICING: October 14, 2022 (5:01 PM ET) to October 28, 2022 (11:59 pm ET) 

CARAS Academy Delegates Fee – $75.00 per submission

Standard Fee – $95.00 per submission

2023 JUNO Awards Submissions Presented by TD close on October 28, 2022 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.

60 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].