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Hip Hop Awards


The CUT HIP HOP AWARDS October 16th 2015 will involve the music industry and will be a weekend of events encompassing both fans of music and networking opportunities that features Canadian stars and most importantly emerging talent.

The CUT HIP HOP AWARDS will become one of Canada’s premier music awards and celebrate excellence and achievement in Canadian music. CUT will be focus on up and coming talent.

If you would like to perform or participate

Location: Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park 1034 Elizabeth Rd (Cowboys Nightclub)
Tickets: $30 Advance Tickets Available At: Front Desk Of Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park. You can purchase these event tickets with Interac, PayPal, Visa and MasterCard online or you are able to purchase with cash at any of the following Winnipeg locations:
  • Dynamic Cellular St. Vital Shopping Centre
  • Gizmos Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
  • Cellular Ego Garden City shopping Centre
  • Dynasty Jewellers Polo Park Shopping Centre
  • Dynasty Jewellers Grant Park Shopping Centre
  • Also online now click link: Advance tickets are available click:

More details:



Any Canadian musician, artists, designer, producer or dancer etc… that meets the following criteria:

  1. You are a Canadian Citizen - Canadian is defined by CUT to be: holding a Canadian birth certificates, passports or are Canadian Landed Immigrant(s) with residency in Canada during the eligibility period; Such group as deemed by CUT, rappers, spoken word artists, writers, video producer(s) being the creative force behind the group label and/or designer in fashion, deejays, R&B singers, reggae artists, break dancers/crews, painters/graffiti arts, events promoters, tattoo artists, music video producer/directors and music producers.
  2. Your urban content must be available for sale or just online - You have product available for sale or content online for fans or consumers to view your work. This means your single, EP, design work, events, videos, works of art or album is available online for all Canadians to enjoy!
  3. Our eligibility period - The eligibility period for the 2015 CUT CONNEX & CUT HIP HOP AWARDS is between September 1, 2014 and Deadline August 1, 2015. Submission details are available below. 

Mail In Pre-Submission Steps

  1. Pay Submission fee of $10 (CUT) Canadian Urban Television Members - $25 Non-Members.   This is done via money order written to Canadian Urban Television.
  2. Send your music in one of the two ways:
    1. Send a CD with 3 songs or full album or printed design work or sample product or DVD of dance/crew or flyers of events or music video on DVD. Send in the best format to showcase the category for your submitting 
    2. Send a flash drive with work.
  3. Send two photographs of yourself or crew or group.
  4. Send a short biography.
  5. Download Application print it and send it back filled out.
  6. Mail to: Canadian Urban Television, 47, Fisette Place, Winnipeg, MB, R3X 0L2

(By clicking Submission, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our policies.)

Online Pre-Submission Steps 
  1. Pay Submission fee of $10 (CUT) Canadian Urban Television Members - $25 Non-Members.   This is done via credit card, Paypal, or e-mail money transfer. Send to with “Payment HIP HOP AWARDS” in the subject line and CUT will respond.
  2. Non-Member $25
  3. (By clicking Submission, you agree to our Terms and that you have read our policies.)
  4. Send your content in one of the three ways:
    1. E-mail CUT 3 songs singles or full album or design work or sample product online with link or video link of dance/crew or flyer of events emailed or music video link. Send in the best format to showcase the category for your submitting.
    2. E-mail us the url to your web page.
    3. E-mail us a downloadable link with your content please keep the files size no larger then 10mbs.
  5. E-mail us two photographs of yourself or crew or group.
  6. E-mail us a short biography.
Once you have received a confirmation of payment you can e-mail your information.

All submissions must not have any offensive language or racist comments.

E-mail Submission information to:

Your music & bios will be review by music superstar judges and the music industry insiders made up of producers, deejays and other artists. Nominee will be posted online at and fans and peers will be able to vote for your work! 



When Are Events Happening

These are very important dates you need to remember:

Events taking place - Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park -
September 1, 2014 - Submissions open
May 1, 2015 - Nominees are being posted and announced on and voting begins
September 30, 2015, 5 PM EST - Deadline Submissions CUT HIP HOP Awards registration deadline.
September 30, 2015, 5 PM EST - Deadline CUT CONNEX Booth registration deadline.
October 16,17 & 18, 2015 - CUT CONNEX URBAN TRADE-SHOW
October 16, 2015 - CUT HIP HOP Awards
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Where To Look

Where to make your submission:

Where to get submission help?

Please feel free to call the CUT office at (204) 228-0006 or email The CUT office is open Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 pm (CST).

Where is the CUT HIP HOP Awards & CUT CONNEX?

2015 CUT CONNEX Weekend will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba from October 16-18, 2015 @ The Canad Inns Destination Centre Windsor Park. Hotel deals will be available for artists and company planning on attending the CUT CONNEX 2015.

Why Should You Submit

Here are the reasons you should be excited to submit your music and urban culture to the CUT HIP HOP Awards & CUT CONNEX:
  • Your music and urban culture will be heard by Canadian music industry professionals who make up the judges, nominating & voting fans online.
  • You are proud of the music and urban culture you create and you want to share it with the rest of this great country
  • You can join the ranks along with the best up & coming musical talents Canada has to offer.
  • A nomination or win has the potential to boost your career as a Canadian musician.

How The Process Works

This is how the nominees and winners are determined:
  • 30 Judges - These individuals are responsible for listening to each of the submissions and voting for the best product in the genre. The judges change each year and are spread out in different facets of the music industry and different regions throughout Canada.
  • 1000 of Voting fans and supporters online - The voting online is responsible for maintaining the integrity of the CUT HIP HOP Awards. The fans and supports will have the responsibility of selecting who wins awards.
  • 20+ Music Advisory Members - Each category has an associated advisory specialist that is responsible for ensuring that each of the submissions in their specific genre meets the required qualifications for the CUT HIP HOP Awards.

Board of Director

  • Robert Robertson, Ottawa, Ontario
  • Chris Sharpe, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Alex Huard, Whitby, Ontario
  • Malik Olaitan, Toronto, Ontarion
  • Billy Pierson, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Levente Kovacs, Calgary, Aberta

Submission are now open. Vote Now!


Rap Single of the Year
Rap Album of the Year
West Coast Rap Album of the Year
Prairies Rap Album of the Year
East Coast Rap Album of the Year
Beat Producer of the Year
Album Producer of the Year
Songwriter of the Year
Independent Label of the Year
Event Promoter of the Year
Club DJ of the Year
Mix Tape of the Year
R&B Single of the Year
R&B Album of the Year
Spoken Word Artist of the Year
Break Dancing Crew of the Year
Logo Design of the Year
Music Video of the Year
Music Video Director of the Year


Volunteer Sign-Up

Are you a behind the scenes kind of person? Do you want to make your CUT CONNEX experience an amazing one? How about get a full CUT CONNEX all access pass and a fresh t shirt.  Our many thanks, in exchange for a few hours of work and meeting new people and trying new things?

We have plenty of volunteer positions available.

If you are interested in being a volunteer fill out the form below.

Volunteer Sign-Up Form: 

Full Name:
Email Address:
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Are you a high school student looking for volunteer hours?
Have you ever volunteered for before?
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Do you have a valid driver’s license?
Do you  have access to a vehicle, and are able to help with transportation duties?
Are you comfortable lifting and/or moving heavy objects?

By submitting this application, I guarantee the facts found in it to be true and complete. Any false statements will result in my immediate dismissal.: