Criteria and Eligibility

Hughie Awards 2019 

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 1st, 2019.

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.

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 will be May 1st, 2019. The award will be presented at the Hughie Awards ceremony in late May.

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 be presented the prize at the Hughie Awards ceremony in late May.

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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 awards ceremony in May.

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. Announced at the May awards show, at the end of 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 awards show, at the end of work term.