Awards Categories

While 2020 surely proved a unique and challenging year for our music community, we still celebrated together with our online awards show on September 20th. Honouring a wide range of musical talent, it was a proud night for Calgary's music community and its artists. Artists and industry nominees were honoured in 23 categories.

Visit Winners to see the 2020 recipients.

Coming into our sixth year, the YYC Music Awards continues to grow and evolve as we explore new ways of life in the music industry. While we are hopeful we can hold our annual live gala, we will celebrate online again in 2021 if that is what’s needed to keep our community safe.

To apply for an award, click on Submit.

YYCMA 2021 - Calgary's Music Awards

On September 26, 2021 the YYC Music Awards will award the following 25 categories:

Recording Awards

Artists may only submit to one of the following categories.

NOTE: If the track is part of an EP or album, then you must submit the entire release in ONE genre category only.

NOTE: If you do not have an EP or album, and release singles only, you are only permitted to submit to ONE genre category per artist. You may upload a number of singles for jury consideration with that submission.

Artistic Awards

Artists may submit to as many of these categories as they want.

Industry Awards

Submitters may submit to as many of these categories as they want.

Submissions for the 2021 YYCMAs ends May 31, 2021.

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