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Dropout Canadian Independent Music Video Awards 2020

Vote NOW for your favorite Candian Independent Music Videos from 2020


FINALIST VOTING OPEN Until January 31, 2021

We are incredibly excited to present the finalists for the Best Independent Canadian Music Video released in the year that was, 2020.

We didn’t know what music videos would even look like at the beginning of this year, but as you can see Canadian artists are resilient, resourceful, and creative.

Click the genres below to vote, fans can vote once per genre per day.

We hope you enjoy exploring this year’s nominations as much as we did!

– The Dropout Team

How the 3rd Annual CIMVAs Work

Nominations for the 3rd Annual CIMVAs are now open. Nominations for this season will close on December 15, 2020.

The CIMVA’s are divided into two rounds of voting. The first round of voting will be open from January 4, 2021, to January 17, 2021. Round one ends with four finalists chosen, per genre, based on votes from users and votes from the judges. These finalists will move on to round two.

Round two voting will begin on January 18, 2021, and run until January 31, 2021.

The winners will be announced at a live (and potentially virtual) event in 2021, the date and venue for this event have yet to be determined. The grand prize winner will receive a cash prize and genre category winners will receive unlimited bragging rights.


Grand Prize

-$500 Cash 

-$100 Long & McQuade Gift Card

-1 year subscription to SonicBids

-1 year of free tea from TeaSquared

-A prize pack from Steam Whistle 

 Genre Winners

-1 year subscription to SonicBids

 -Tea pack from Tea Squared

-$20 Long & McQuade Rental Gift Card

Who can Enter?

The Canadian Independent Music Video Awards are open to Canadian music videos released between November 30, 2019, and November 30, 2020. This contest is open to residents of all provinces except Quebec.

Who can VOTE?

Voting for the Canadian Independent Music Video Awards is only open to Canadian residents. Since year 1, the CIMVAs have been 100% about Canadian bands and Canadian fans!

For full contest rules & regulations click here.

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