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The Glenn Gould Foundation Invites You
to Nominate an Outstanding Individual to
Become the Laureate of
The Twelfth Glenn Gould Prize


Members of the public from any country are eligible to submit nominations.

An international symbol of creative excellence, The Glenn Gould Prize is awarded to an individual for a unique lifetime contribution that has enriched the human condition through the arts. The Glenn Gould Prize honours a leading figure in diverse artistic fields, as related to the themes of artistic excellence, innovation and humanitarianism.  Disciplines include but are not limited to:


Musical creation or performance
Technology, Design and Innovation
Film & Television
Radio & Broadcasting (including web-based)
Architecture & Design


Nominations must be submitted via the online form (below) by August 15th, 2017

Award Presentation:
The Glenn Gould Foundation will present the Prize at a Gala Awards Ceremony and special celebrations. The winner will receive $100,000 (CDN) and The Glenn Gould Prize Statue.  Recent Laureates include innovative composer Philip Glass, theatre and multimedia master Robert Lepage, singer-songwriter-poet Leonard Cohen, and founder of El Sistema, Dr. José Antonio Abreu.

At the Gala, the Laureate will present the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize to an outstanding young person of her/his choice who embodies the qualities of creative promise, innovation and career potential demonstrated by Glenn Gould in his youth.


Nomination Requirements

Living candidates of any nationality are eligible for the Glenn Gould Prize.  Nominations must be submitted via the online Nominations form by August 15th, 2017 at 11:59pm ET.   You can submit multiple nominations; please complete separate online forms for each person you wish to nominate.  Neither self-nominations nor nominations submitted by email will be accepted. Please review the criteria to make sure your candidate meets the requirements.

We recommend preparing your material in advance and then accessing the online form to make your submission.  Please note that the online form cannot be modified once submitted.

Questions?  Email us before making your submission.

† Click here to read the official promotional contest rules.