The JUNO Awards turn 50 this year. Since 1971, the JUNOS have recognized Canada's immense range of talent, from rising stars to household names, including Anne Murray, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Céline Dion, The Tragically Hip, The Weeknd and so many more. To celebrate the golden anniversary of this prestigious awards program, Canada Post released a new commemorative stamp with the new trophy. The stamp pays tribute to Canada’s premier music event and its role in supporting and showcasing Canadian artists and creators over five decades.
"We are thrilled to partner with Canada Post to celebrate the 50th Annual JUNO Awards," says Allan Reid, President and CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards and MusiCounts. "Collaborating with this historical institution allows us to celebrate Canada and our nation's renowned musical talent. Our new golden statuette will stand proud on the limited-edition stamp and we can't wait for music lovers across the country to get their hands on one."
We worked closely with the JUNOS to redesign the iconic award with great care and attention to detail. We wanted to mark the importance of the 50th anniversary and honor Shirley Elford’s original design with a modern and elevated trophy in 24k gold. The silhouette of the original was refined and perfected in precision cast metal and hand polished to a mirror like finish. This golden statuette is featured on the new commemorative stamp designed by Paprika and illustrated by Amanda Arlotta.
The new statuette — manufactured by and designed in collaboration with Society Awards — will be awarded to winners at this year’s JUNO Awards on June 6. Society Awards is honored to have collaborated with CARAS/MusiCounts in creating these remarkable custom statuettes.
This year's JUNO Awards air Sunday, June 6 in Canada and at CBCMusic.ca/junos.