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Fraser Valley Music Awards 2024

2024 Fraser Valley Music Awards Season Opens Ahead of Return to Jam in Jubilee!

Abbotsford – Opportunities to be awarded Top Artist in each category and $10,170 are up for grabs once again with #FVMA24, the 9th annual Fraser Valley Music Awards, through this year’s #DakotaLeslieMemorialFanVote! 

In addition to the 10+ categories through various genres, demographic, and fan vote recognition, CIVL is teaming up with the Mission Folk Music Fest again this year! This means that one nominee will be selected at the #FVMA24 on July 18th, 2024 to play at the 2025 MFMF!

2024 FVMA Event Information and Prizes

About the FVMAs

The awards, now in their seventh year, are an initiative of CIVL Radio, the University of the Fraser Valley’s campus and community radio station, and were first hosted in July 2016 after a year-long grant project funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada.

Starting in 2020, as an extension of the station’s commitment to the region’s musicians, and that group’s livelihood having been particularly devastated by the effects of COVID-19, the station has put up $10,170 in prizing to be split between the years’ winners. #FVMA24


The following prizes were awarded on the #FVMA22 for details click here:

  • 2022 Nominees added to the FVMA archive on the website where social media links and music will remain posted for years to come and they will automatically be awarded air space to be played on CIVL Radio 101.7!
  • Artists whose were nominated for a 2022 FVMA are automatically eligible for the Dakota Leslie Memorial Fan Vote, where the more votes you get, the more cash you win!
  • One artist receives an offer to play a paid set at Mission Folk Music Festival next summer!                                                                                   


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Judging Consideration

Our adjudicators review the submitted songs from each artist according to the genre selected, according to Depth, Range, Musicianship and Songwriting.
Our adjudicators are made up of CIVL staff, volunteers and community partners that have a wealth of experience and diverse engagement in the music industry.
Among them are professionals who have also been judges for the Junos, Polaris Prize, FACTOR grant adjudications, Common Room, and other established arts funding bodies.
FVMA 2017 Judging consideration