Criteria and Eligibility

Hughie Awards 2018 

This Fund was established in 2013 in memory of Hugh Douglas Langin, Halifax’s strongest living statement that each of us has the potential to change and improve at any point in our life. Injured at birth, Hugh had challenges throughout his life, yet his thirst for knowledge and understanding was life-long. Hughie’s greatest passion was music. He loved the music and musicians throughout Halifax loved him. They understood that Hughie’s love of music was like his personality, simple and pure. He was happiest circulating throughout the crowd at Stayner’s Wharf while the band played on.

The Dream Hughie Award – ($2500 cash) 

An award as a major gift to a musician in the community who has a dream, vision, and a plan and needs some help to pull it all together. The project could include, but is not limited to, a recording, video, composition or course of study. Applicants would design and present a project to the committee, and it would be judged on its merits. The award is available to residents of Nova Scotia. The application will be accepted from now until May 8th, 2018.

The purpose of the Dream Hughie Award is to help local musicians “play on” through the provision of financial support for his or her musical and/or artistic growth pursuits.

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Who is eligible?
Musicians who are residents of Nova Scotia and who have a dream, vision, and a plan but needs some help to pull it all together are eligible for this Award. The project could include, but is not limited to, a recording, video, composition or course of study. Applicants would design and present a project to the committee, and it would be judged on its merits.

What are the selection criteria?

Musicians of exceptional talent, or potential talent, who best reflect Hughie’s love and passion for music and who have a desire to improve and grow, will be selected for the award.

What is the value?
One (1) $2,500 award is available annually. Awarded this year on May 24th at Stayner’s Wharf Hughie Award Show.

Award Frequency
Typically the award will be given out annually and will not be renewable. However, the Donor reserves the right to grant awards on a more or less frequent basis as income levels and the Foundation permit.

What is the deadline?
The submission deadline for the Dream Hughie Award has been extended until May 8th 2018 with the winner being announced at a special awards show at Stayner’s Wharf on May 24th, 2018, or a week after the deadline.

The Up and Coming Hughie Award – ($500)

OPEN TO GRADUATING GRADE 12 STUDENTS – Continuing to Post Secondary Music Education(applied to tuition).

Applicants will fill and submit an application form that includes a performance video on youtube or other streaming sites and provide us with the link to the video. The Hughie committee will judge all submissions and the winner will perform and be presented the prize on May 24th 2018 at the Hughie Awards Show which will take place at Stayner’s Wharf in Halifax NS.

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The Nova Scotia Community College Bursaries – Music Arts Program

The Born Performer Hughie – A bursary of $500 (applied to tuition) Awarded to the incoming NSCC Music Arts student with the highest score on the performance part of their audition. Announced at the May 24th performance, at the end of the NSCC Music Arts Work Term.

The Support Hughie – A bursary of $500 (applied to tuition) Awarded to the first-year NSCC Music Arts student who has demonstrated superior work ethic and who as financial challenges with the cost of their education. The student must apply for this award with a letter of intent by May 1st. Announced at the May 24th Sunday Jazz performance, at the end of the NSCC Music Arts Work Term.

The Recognition Hughie – $1000 (a cash award) Awarded to the graduating NSCC Music Arts Student, who has demonstrated hard work, dedication, improvement and who wishes to continue with their music career. Announced at the May 24th of the NSCC Music Arts Work Term. This prize will be presented at the NSCC awards night