Nunavut government kicks off Inuktut songwriting contest
The theme of this year’s Qilaut contest is family and friends
The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Culture and Heritage is once again seeking original Inuktut song submissions for its annual Qilaut contest.
This year’s theme is “family and friends,” or “ilannaariit piqannariillu.”
Participants may wind up winning cash prizes: $5,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize.
And winning submissions will be professionally recorded and included on a compilation album that will be released in February 2020, as part of Nunavut’s
annual celebration of Inuit culture, Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq.
To see the contest rules, visit this site..
The deadline to submit songs is Oct. 11.
Nunavut needs a good metal band. We’ve had our fill of east coast inspired, saccharine folk pop. *barf*