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Submit songs for Qilaut 2017

17 July 2017

Public Service Announcement

Submit songs for Qilaut 2017

Are you between the ages of 13 – 30? Are you an aspiring songwriter? Do you want your song to be part of Nunavut’s cultural heritage? Submit an original Inuktut song for Qilaut 2017, Nunavut’s annual Inuktut songwriting contest.

Qilaut celebrates Nunavut’s vibrant Inuktut music scene and promotes the use of Inuktut. By singing in Inuktut today, Nunavummiut are contributing to the vibrancy and strength of the Inuit culture.

Participants have the opportunity to win cash prizes – 1st prize, $5,000, 2nd prize, $2,500, and 3rd prize, $1,500. Winning submissions will be recorded professionally for a compilation album that will be distributed in February 2018, during Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq, Nunavut’s annual celebration of Inuktut and Inuit culture.

For official contest rules and more information about Qilaut 2017, visit The deadline to submit songs is October 21, 2017.


Media Contact:

Dan Pimentel
Communications Manager
Department of Culture and Heritage