2018 top 12 artists

Congratulations to the 2018 Top 3!

1st Place: The Prairie States
2nd Place: Ryan Langlois
3rd Place: Leaving Thomas

Congratulations to the 2018 Top 12!

Each year, the Top 12 is chosen from hundreds of applications, by a thorough process conducted by multiple juries. The Top 12 each receive a Development Award of $5000 upon entry to the program, while taking part in an Artist Development Bootcamp, the Showcase Series, and completing a series of career-enhancing challenges ~ all to determine the winners of $100,953 / $75,000 / $50,000 prizes.

Theres A Place CD cover

"There's a Place": Recorded at the 2018 Project WILD Bootcamp


Every year, the top 12 artists are paired up to do a co-write. This year, they were given the theme ‘There’s A Place’ to inspire their songwriting. These recordings are the result of those late night recording sessions and are a testament to the incredible quality of artists that call Alberta home.

2018 Artist Blogs

Poolside Vibes Bootcamp Style
Can you say diving board flip contest? I certainly can!  Bootcamp isn’t all work; you also have a chance to enjoy some free time during the afternoon.   As you may already know, I am a big Team Nimbus advocate.  These guys go above and beyond to make our jobs as easy as possible, so when…
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Gratitude and Reflections
I often struggle with the busy buzz of every day life.  I forget to take time and breath and be grateful for everything that surrounds me. Life is a crazy ride and moves so quickly; it’s so important to enjoy the little things.  I am learning more and more to work this into my everyday lifestyle.…
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And things are only getting started!
The fast and slow paced winding roads leading up to Rockridge canyon mirrored how my brain and emotions were acting on day one of PW Bootcamp. Being beyond ecstatic to see everyone and really get to know all of the other artists on a real level, I honestly had no idea what to expect out…
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You Bet I’ll Go There
We ended our last day at bootcamp with a listening party of the songs that we’ve worked on over the past week. My song, that I co-wrote with Michela, was called You Bet I’ll Go There. We were given the theme “There’s A Place” and decided that there were two directions that we could take…
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That’s A Wrap! (for now)
I think these past 7 days have made up the most exciting and exhausting week that I have had in a VERY long time. From being taught about the business side of the industry and learning about royalties and music licensing to fashion styling and stage performance techniques, we’ve covered so much this week… now…
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