7th Annual Gala

Celebrating Young Canadian Performers

Nov 8  2020
river rock resort (Vancouver)
Canada's Original & most prestigious Awards For  Young Performers.

2020 Nomination Submission Instructions

Call for Submissions and Rules:

1. Young Actor or Actress must have been 21 years of age or younger during filming of the submitted program. You will be placed in the age category for the age you were at the time of filming.

2. The program submitted must have been released between Sept 1, 2019 and Sept 15, 2020. Exceptions are student/indie films and spec commercials which may not have been aired or released in public. These must have been filmed between May 1/18 and Sept 15/19, and not have been previously submitted to the Joey awards. These will be placed in a separate nomination category. If you have a completed but not shown independent film, these will also be included in that category. These works must be edited and completed, not still in the editing process.

3. Submissions must be sent no later than Sept 1, 2020.

4. All submissions must be Sent online using the official nomination submission form.

5. Nominations will be released on this website Sept 15, 2020 by 5pm PST. If nominations are ready sooner, they will be posted sooner.

6. List of nominations is final. If for any reason you disagree with a nomination, a formal written appeal must be sent to head office via email no later than Oct 1, 2020 by 5pm PST. The appeal must have all reasons with proof as to why it is not a valid nomination (ie: Child put in wrong age category, You can prove release of the program was not within the specified time frame). It must not come anonymously, and you must be willing to stand behind your disagreement. The Joey Awards Team will investigate the claim, and if they feel it is warranted and true, they will take the claim to 3 adjudicators who will make the final decision. If a nomination is pulled for any reason, the parent of that child will have the right to appeal the decision within 5 business days. After the adjudicators read the appeal, the absolute final decision will be made. The source of the original disagreement will stay private to only Joey Awards organizers. No adjudicators will know who reported.

7. Entrants must be legal residents of Canada. Work can be filmed OUTSIDE of Canada.

8. All submissions must be accompanied by a working clickable link for judges to view. For example -  youtube or vimeo link set to unlisted or passworded. Any other hosting site is fine, as long as it is a CLICK TO PLAY link. Sending downloads to email do not work, as these links tend to expire (ie: yousendit) and judging can not take place. . 
A GREAT IDEA that some young actors did last year, is to use a website for submissions.
Many opened a free account at Wix or similar, and were able to create a page similar to this:
h ttps://joeyawards.wixsite.com/joeysubmissions
You are able to upload your videos there and keep all submissions on one page. When submitting, you simply have to give us your website address.

We do not accept TRAILERS or FULL MOVIES as submissions. It must be edited to your performance. Any projects that are 20 minutes or less are accepted as is, but all others must be edited to show the best portions of the performance, and should not exceed 10 minutes.

9. Proof of age must be available if asked for by the Joey Awards.

10. The Joey Awards recognize that many forms of film have scenes that could be considered disturbing to some viewers due to artistic choices. If you feel your work could contain such material, please place a warning on the DVD or Online Link.

11. Absolutely NO nudity or excessive violence for non-artistic reasons should be submitted (ie: shock value film).​​ us.

Film, Television. Commercials (TV or Spec), Short Films, Web Series, Voice Over, Theater, Movie of the Week/Straight to Video, Hosting,, Music Video, Ensemble, Young Filmmaker, Recorded Song, Influencer, Competition/Reality Program


The Joey's believes that part of the growth of a young actor is their training and audition process.

You do not need to enter any program categories to enter this! You can have never booked any work and have nothing to submit and still enter this! All entrants of the monologue contest are invited to attend the Red Carpet Gala.

Any young actors age 3-21 years are eligible to submit a taped monologue for judging. 
The top 4 Scenes or Monologues will be chosen and awarded at the Gala.
Please use the submission form to submit.


We are accepting only ONE submission per category, per nominee.
If you have been in 3 Movies of the Week, 2 Leads and 1 Supporting you may choose your best Lead and your 1 Supporting role to submit.
If you have been in 5 commercials, you must choose your best ONE performance to submit.
Etc.. for all other categories.

We are re-vamping our submission system and database entry for 2019 to a more streamlined process.

You can start the submission process below.


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