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To listen to previous years’ winners, visit Qilaut | Government of Nunavut
The department received more than 30 submissions and the songs were judged by a peer-panel based on originality, creativity, melody and lyrics. The judges included Leena Evic, Mary Poisey, and Jo Ellen Pameolik. The theme for 2022 was Kajjaarijara.
The winning songs are:
1st - Jocelyn Ukutak Malla- Kajjaarijara
2nd - Rosalie Pissuk Siqiniq- Qaumalirivuq
3rd - Rosalie Pissuk- Tariurmi Sukkaitumik Kaggaaraqtuq
4th - Shawna Seeteenak- Malinnga
5th - Abraham Eetak- Takugakkit
6th - Eva Okatsiak- Anaanaga tuksiaqpuq
7th - Jocelyn Arreak- Kajjaarijakka
8th - Abraham Eetak- Quvianaqtuq
9th - Joanasie Aglak- Inuusivut Aksurungnaqtuq
10th - Eli Qaqqasiq-Taqtu Upinngaarainnuk
The top three winners will 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 a CD will be released featuring the winning songs.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Qilaut 2022. The judges were very impressed by everyone’s talent and creativity. Look out for Qilaut 2023 in the fall!