Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award

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The Colleen Peterson Songwriting Award is an annual Canadian award, presented to the year's best song by an emerging singer/songwriter from Ontario in the genres of roots, traditional, folk and country music. The award, created in memory of Canadian country singer Colleen Peterson, is sponsored by the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals (OCFF), and is presented to a songwriter selected from 15 nominations put forward by the OCFF's Songs from the Heart songwriting competition, excluding overall winners of the Galaxie Rising Stars Awards.

The award was presented for the first time in 2003.


  • 2003 - Evalyn Parry, "The Stone and the Bumblebee"
  • 2004 - David Gillis, "A Mouse's Crumb"
  • 2005 - Lori Cullen and Brian MacMillan, "Away So Long"
  • 2006 - Andy Sheppard, "Until Next Time"
  • 2007 - Brooke Miller, "Two Soldiers"
  • 2008 - Chris MacLean - "Feet Be Still"
  • 2009 - Kyrie Kristmanson - "Song X"
  • 2010 - Lynne Hanson - "Rest of My Days"
  • 2011 - Alise Marlane - "L'aurore boréale"

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