Music lovers nationwide have a new award to argue about. Meet the Prism Prize.
Canada is lucky enough to have the Polaris Music Prize, but now it seems music lovers nationwide will have a new award to argue about.
The Prism Prize, a $5,000 competition that’s new this year, describes itself as “a national juried award recognizing the artistry of the modern music video in Canada.” The winner will be announced on March 24, 2013, the last day of Canadian Music Week.
While the panel of esteemed judges mulls it over, here’s a playlist of the top 10:
Metz: Wet Blanket
Director: Scott Cudmore
Maylee Todd: Baby’s Got It
Director: Reynard Li
Young Rival: Two Reasons
Director: John Smith
Rich Aucoin: Brian Wilson is A.L.I.V.E
Director: Noah Pink
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan: Hoshi Neko
Directors: Emily Pelstring & Ruby Kato Attwood
Mother Mother: The Sticks
Director: Chad VanGaalen
Director: Emily Kai Bock
Director: Claire Boucher
Arcade Fire: Sprawl 2
Director: Vincent Morisset
Which of these videos do you think deserves to win the Prism Prize? What was your favourite Canadian music video from the past year that didn’t make the top 10? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.