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Searchlight 2018 starts now

Grant Lawrence

Registration for Searchlight 2018 is officially open! Searchlight is CBC Music's annual hunt for Canada's best undiscovered talent, so if you or someone you know has a really great original song from any genre, be sure to enter it now.

You have until 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 6, to register your song. Voting and judging begins on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Our winner will be declared on Monday, March 19.

The incredible prizes you could win this year include a spot in the prestigious Allan Slaight Juno Master Class in Toronto, which is considered Canada’s premiere talent development program. As well, you'll win a week-long residency at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary, and performances at JunoFest 2019 in London, and the 2018 CBC Music Festival at Echo Beach in Toronto.

All you need is one great original song to win it all. Register now and good luck!

More to explore:

Searchlight 2018: the prizes

Searchlight 2018: rules and regulations

Searchlight 2018: key dates

Searchlight 2018: FAQs

CBC Music’s annual hunt for Canada’s next undiscovered talent is back for 2018.