Guess the Winner of the 2013 Polaris Music Prize and Win Some Wheels

Two years with a Scion tC?  That’s a cool car.  From the press release:

Scion Canada today announced the Guess The Polaris Music Prize contest. The presenting sponsor of the 2013 Polaris Music Prize is engaging the Canadian music audience to choose its favourite for this year’s winning album. Ballots that correctly guess the Polaris Music Prize 2013 Canadian Album of the Year will become eligible to win a two-year lease on a 2014 Scion tC.

Contest participants can submit their vote for Guess The Polaris Music Prize at www.scionsessions.ca, the home of Scion Canada’s music support program, Scion Sessions.

Scion Sessions collaborates with Canadian artists on original music releases, concert tours, and performance videos, including projects with past Polaris Music Prize nominees, and the Polaris Short List 7” Series

Contest ballots will be accepted from Monday, August 12, until Monday, September 23, 2013, the night of the Polaris Music Prize gala, where the Prize-winning album will be officially revealed at The Carlu in Toronto. The Guess The Polaris Music Prize contest winner of the 2014 Scion tC two-year lease will be selected randomly from the eligible ballots shortly following the gala event.

The Polaris Music Prize awards $30,000 to the artist who creates the Canadian Album of the Year, judged solely on artistic merit, without consideration of genre or sales. The winner is selected by a Grand Jury of eleven people, chosen from the larger jury of over 200 Canadian music journalists who determined the ten Short List albums. The grand jury convenes privately on the night of the gala to select the Polaris Music Prize winner.

The 2013 Polaris Music Prize Short List: 

Godspeed You! Black Emperor – ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!

Zaki Ibrahim – Every Opposite

Metric – Synthetica

METZ – METZ

Purity Ring – Shrines

Colin Stetson – New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light

Tegan and Sara – Heartthrob

A Tribe Called Red – Nation II Nation

Whitehorse – The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss

Young Galaxy – Ultramarine

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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