The Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award is an award which gives the power to the people, allowing audiences everywhere to vote for their favourite Canadian series in television or digital media. The winner will be announced during the Canadian Screen Awards on Sunday, April 16, 2023.
Voting is open worldwide – there are no geo restrictions.
Employees of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, Smiley Guy Studios, or their affiliated companies, promotional partners, advertising agencies, and/or members of their immediate families (spouses, children, siblings, and parents, regardless of where they live) and/or persons living in the same household as such persons, whether or not related, are ineligible to vote.
In order to write-in a nominee, the show must meet the following requirements:
- The show qualifies as a Canadian production under the CRTC or CAVCO.
- The show has had its Canadian release during the 2023 Canadian Screen Awards eligibility period, or is currently being broadcast for Canadian audiences.
- Shows featuring Indigenous stories or characters must be Indigenous-led productions or meets our Narrative Sovereignty rule (see https://bit.ly/3eZ1NlS).
The show has not previously won an Audience Choice Award (see Audience Choice Hall of Fame here: https://bit.ly/3qemqAM)
Any stars who have previously won the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award (or any of the award’s former iterations or titles) are ineligible to win. Visit our Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award Hall of Fame to check out our gallery of past winners.
Don’t see your favourite star? For the duration of Voting Period 1, (February 23- March 1 2023) fans can also vote in their own favourites via our write-in option.
The length of each Voting Period can be found on the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award Rules page, but make sure to get your votes in ASAP. Visit audiencechoice.ca to see all the contenders for the current Voting Period and cast your vote.
You can vote 100 times per voting method per day. The voting methods include the voting website at audiencechoice.ca. For full details on how to vote, visit the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award Rules page.
A “day” is defined as the 24 hours beginning at midnight ET each day. Please note that if you are not in the Eastern Time zone, your voting period will still be 24 hours long, but will be running from midnight Eastern Time.
Yes. Voting totals reset to zero at the start of Voting Period 2. This is so that contenders from the Original 10 and write-in contenders start off on the same footing. This is the only time in the voting when vote totals will reset.
The Academy selected ten shows to kick off the voting for the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award. We based our initial selection on a number of criteria: shows we know have large fan bases and social media followers and are creating buzz in the television and digital media sectors.
Don’t forget! For the duration of Voting Period 1, (February 23 – March 1, 2023) fans can also vote in their own favourite shows via our write-in option on the voting site.
The Canadian Screen Awards will begin during Canadian Screen Week, which begins on April 11, 2023 through to April 16, 2023. For updates on this year’s awards presentations, be sure to follow us on social media @TheCdnAcademy or visit academy.ca.
In an attempt to provide reliable policing of suspicious activity, we offer sign-in exclusively via email login.
When logging in via email address it is presumed that only existing personal or business email addresses will be used for the purposes of fan voting. Creating new emails for the sole purpose of voting for the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award is considered cheating.
The IP address attached to computers that are logging in with multiple emails can be detected and blocked from further voting.
By setting a limit of 100 votes per day, we are safeguarding against bots. This year, we are also using CAPTCHA technology as a way to further fend off bots from casting votes.
In order to prevent cheating, we are also monitoring votes via IP addresses and have the ability to completely block an IP address from voting for the remainder of the campaign or voting period. We can also invalidate votes previously made by users who have created multiple emails for the sole purpose of voting for the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Award.
By logging in to place a vote in the Cogeco Fund Audience Choice Awards, the user agrees to play fair. The Canadian Academy holds the right to invalidate votes and to block IP addresses where evidence of foul play has been detected.
Your IP address is a unique string of numbers separated by periods that identifies each household using the internet. You can find out your IP address by clicking here.
If an unusual number of emails/logins are being used from the same IP address (household), we are able to detect foul play and block further voting for the remainder of the campaign or voting period.