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Qilaut is Nunavut's annual Inuktut songwriting contest. The purpose of the contest is to celebrate our vibrant Inuktut music scene and inspire the creation of more original music in Inuktut. This is a Government of Nunavut program intended to strengthen the use of Inuktut in all areas of our lives (as directed by the Inuit Language Protection Act). By sharing your songs, you are contributing to Inuit language and culture!
Each year, Nunavummiut are invited to submit original Inuktut songs to the contest. Ten winners are selected to receive a cash prize and have their song professionally recorded and produced. A CD of the winning songs is released each year during Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq.
1st. Madeleine Alakkariallak - song "Nunavut"
2nd. Leena Evic/Ellen Hamilton- song " Pinnarivara Nunavut"
3rd. Solomon Ujarasaq- song " Angiravut"
2012 Birthday Songs Winners:
Looee Arreak - ULLUMI NALLIUTIVUQ.mp3
Andrew Morrison - INUULAUQSIMAGAVIT.mp3
Helena Bolt - QUVIAHUGLUTIT!.mp3
Miali Coley - TAKUAPIUNA.mp3
Alooloo Killapik - ALIANAIT NALLIUTISIMAGAVIT.mp3
David Joanasie - NALLIUTIGAVIT QUVIASUGIT.mp3
Julia Demcheson - ALIANAITTUQATTAQTUQ.mp3
Apayata Kotierk - ATII ATII ATII PISULIRIT INUUSIRMI.mp3
Malcolm Kempt - ULLUMI ULLUMI.mp3
Jennifer Demcheson - ULLUMI QAIQUJAUSIMAGATTA.mp3
New! 2019 Qilaut
The top three winners receive $5,000, $2,500, and $1,500, respectively, and the seven runners-up receive $500 each. All 10 songs will be professionally recorded, and the CD will be released in February during the Uqausirmut Quviasuutiqarniq celebrations.
Thank you to everyone who entered the contest and congratulations to all of the winners!
Qilaut Inuktut Songwriting Contest Rules:
For more information about Qilaut or to request CDs, contact Receptionist at 867-975-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.