Manitoban artists fared well at the 43rd annual GMA Covenant Awards. 

For the second year in a row, Jordan St. Cyr, originally from Niverville, Manitoba, now living in Nashville, Tennessee, cleaned house, taking home five awards, including Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year and Pop Song of the Year for 'Rescue.'

Meanwhile, The Color walked away with two awards, including The Redeemer University Group of the Year and The Life 100.3 Pop Artist of the Year. 

"Thanks @gmacanada!! Extremely honoured to be named Group of the Year and Pop Artist of the Year at this year's Covenant Awards! Congrats to all nominees and award winners this year! Sad we couldn’t be in attendance to hang with you all, but stoked to watch all the excitement from afar!" said the band in a social media post.

Winnipeg artist Carine Bado took home Song of the Year, while Mike Janzen was awarded Folk Song of the YearFresh IE was also recognized alongside Bradley "DJC2" Jacobson, taking home two awards, The Between the Grooves Producer of the Year and Visual Designer of the Year.

The 43rd annual GMA Covenant Awards took place on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18 at Bethany Church in Kitchener, Ontario.

Full list of nominees

Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year

  • Bev Foster
  • Jordan St.Cyr
  • Barbara Joy
  • Katie Williams

Artist(e) francophone de l'annee

  • Timothee Beaulieu
  • CC Harvey
  • LaChapelle Musique

Childrens Artist of the Year

  • FAC Music / Elevate Kids Choir
  • Q-Town
  • The Springmans

Country Artist of the Year

  • Stirling John
  • Jeff Catto
  • Yvonne St.Germaine
  • Kevin Pauls
  • Bob Hawkins

Gospel Artist of the Year

  • Claire Odogbo
  • Michael Manhertz 
  • Daniel Ojo
  • K-Anthony

Indigenous Artist of the Year

  • Yvonne St.Germaine
  • Stirling John
  • Katie Williams

Instrumental Artist of the Year

  • Norine Gallimore
  • Jonathan Wong
  • Drew Brown / Hymns For The Architect
  • SaxandViolin (Rosemary Siemens and Eli Bennett)

The Life 100.3 Pop Artist of the Year

  • Ruthie Larbi
  • CC Harvey
  • Elenee
  • The Color

Rap Artist of the Year

  • One8tea
  • DJC2
  • Fresh IE

Rock Artist of the Year

  • Amy Savin
  • Corey Lueck
  • Elias Dummer
  • The 8th Line

The Jireh Realty Group Worship Artist of the Year

  • Jason Silver
  • Jennifer Lewin
  • C3 Toronto Worship
  • Jake Fretz
  • Tehillah Worship

The Sound of Faith Album of the Year

  • Alive - Tuzee 
  • Arrow - K-Anthony 
  • The Wind and the Waves - Fresh IE
  • All Ye Lepers - Joshua Leventhal
  • The Work Vol. II - Elias Dummer

The Joy Radio Artist of the Year

  • K-Anthony
  • Jordan St.Cyr
  • Elias Dummer
  • Joshua Leventhal
  • The Color

The KFM Radio Breakthrough Artist of the Year

  • Carine Bado
  • Stirling John
  • Tuzee
  • K-Anthony
  • Joshua Leventhal

Canadian Christian Song of the Year

  • Second Chances - Song writer(s) Carine Bado
  • Look To Me - Song writer(s) Alysha Kyle
  • All Of You (Phil. 2:17-18) - Song writer(s) Jason Silver
  • The Gallows - Song writer(s) Joshua Leventhal; Daniel Klenner
  • Rise Up Canada - Song writer(s) Stephanie Israelson

The Faith Strong Today Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Tuzee
  • Elenee
  • Amy Savin
  • Katie Williams
  • Natasha Zimbaro

The Redeemer University Group of the Year

  • Folarin and Keziah
  • One8tea and Fresh IE
  • The Color

The Chef D Live Music Artist of the Year - Online or In-person

  • Elio Alcindor
  • Jordan St.Cyr
  • Kevin Pauls
  • Rosemary Siemens

The Why Me Project Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Stirling John
  • K-Anthony
  • Jake Fretz
  • Jordan St.Cyr
  • Elias Dummer

Musical Collaboration of the Year

  • Every Dream (God Who Sees) - Brian Doerksen and Marika Siewert Song writer(s) Brian Doerksen & Marika Siewert
  • Praise The Lord - Elio Alcindor and Jennifer Lewin - Song writer(s) Elio Alcindor
  • You Are Peace - Matt LeFait and Chelsea Amber - Song writer(s) Matt LeFait
  • My Home - Jake Fretz and Cynthia Lok - Song writer(s) Cynthia Lok, Jake Fretz
  • Jesus Loves Me (Hymn Medley) - Rosemary Siemens and Pacific Mennonite Children's Choir - Song writer(s) Anna Bartlett Warner, Philip P. Bliss, Charles Wesley (Arranged by Rosemary Siemens & Eli Bennett)

The Between the Grooves Producer of the Year

  • Philip Janz (Hope Seeds by Bev Foster)
  • Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson (various projects with DJC2)
  • Eli Bennett (various projects with Rosemary Siemens)

Radio or Podcast Personality/Team of the Year

  • Hollie Taylor and Johnny Rocket - Why Me Project
  • James Kurtis and Ayiesha Woods - Between the Grooves
  • Chelsea Amber - Christian Guitar Girls

Video of the Year

  • Trust in the Lord (Daniel Ojo) - Produced by Daniel Ojo
  • Say Amen (One8Tea) - produced by Beacon Hill Productions
  • Egypt (Elenee) - Produced by Kim Capiral- Narra Studios
  • First Love (Katie Williams) - Produced by Matt Lorenz Productions
  • Daystar (Kevin Pauls) - Produced by Connor Gatten

Visual Designer of the Year

  • Xavier Fernandes - Perfect Simplicity (Bob Hawkins)
  • Roberta Landreth - Seasons (Barbara Joy)
  • Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson and Bradley "DJC2" Jacobson - various projects (DJC2)
  • Katrina Robert - See the Lamb/Be Filled (Sanctus Church Worship) 
  • Roberta Landreth - Wouldn't You Like to Know (Steve Bell)

Adult Contemporary Song of the Year

  • New - Song writer(s) Claire Odogbo; Jonathan Turner
  • Promise of Hope - Song writer(s) Bev Foster
  • Same Love (Phil 2:1-4) - Song writer(s) Jason Silver
  • Consistently - Song writer(s) Elenee Young, Amanda Kinner
  • My Home - Song writer(s) Cynthia Lok, Jake Fretz

Country Song of the Year

  • Le Torrent - Song writer(s) Timothée Beaulieu
  • Almost Home - Song writer(s) Ruth Manning
  • Tailgatin Jesus - Song writer(s) Trevor Toews
  • The Garden - Song writer(s) Barbara Joy Ft. Sharalee Smith
  • Surround Me - Song writer(s) Robert " Fresh IE ' Wilson

Folk Song of the Year

  • Stand With You (feat. Carolyn Arends) - Song writer(s) Bev Foster
  • The Great Congregation - Song writer(s) Mike Janzen
  • For Solace - Song writer(s) Joseph Tennant
  • My Freedom - Song writer(s) Barbara Joy/ Allison Lynn
  • Blundstones - Song writer(s) Kearstin Pfeifer

Gospel Song of the Year

  • Recover (radio remix) - Song writer(s) Jennifer Lewin
  • Fresh Anointing - Live - Song writer(s) Michael Manhertz 
  • Found & Crowned - Song writer(s) Carine Bado
  • I Will Bless Your Name - Song writer(s) Daniel Ojo
  • I Saved it All - Song writer(s) Kevin Anthony Fowler & Kevin Winebarger

Pop Song of the Year

  • Egypt - Song writer(s) Elenee Young, Amanda Kinner, Holly Salazaar
  • Don't Give Up Now - Song writer(s) Damara Melissa
  • Stars (Phil 2:12-16) - Song writer(s) Jason Silver
  • Rescue - Song writer(s) Jordan St. Cyr, Jonathan Gamble, Justin Amundrud
  • Change is on the Way - Song writer(s) Tuzee

Rap Song of the Year

  • Say Amen - Song writer(s) Teah Bailey & Robert Wilson & Jeff Somers
  • Death To Life - Song writer(s) Tha Gate Keepa
  • Come Holy Spirit Feat Armani Yae - Song writer(s) Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson, Bradley "DCJ2" Jacobson
  • Hallelujah Feat Fresh Ie - Song writer(s) Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson, Bradley "DCJ2" Jacobson
  • The Ghost - Song writer(s) Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson, Troy Williams, Warren D Flandez,

Rock Song of the Year

  • Like Cargo - Song writer(s) Amy Savin
  • Silver and Gold - Song writer(s) Corey Lueck
  • You Are Mine (Don't Be Afraid) - Song writer(s) Terry Posthumus
  • Start Me Up Again - Song writer(s) Matt Bennett, Scott Jackson
  • What If It's True - Song writer(s) G.I.Holm, Scott Jackson

Seasonal Song of the Year

  • Taken - Song writer(s) David Bracken
  • God is Able - Song writer(s) Robert "Fresh IE" Wilson, Kevin Pauls
  • He Has Made a Way - Song writer(s) Olivia Whitaker, Grace Young-Travis, Heather Wile
  • The Wait Is Over - Song writer(s) Jordan St. Cyr, Jordan Mohilowski, Benji Cowart
  • Away in a Manger (Sweet Jesus) - Song writer(s) James R. Murray, Martin Luther, Barbara Joy

The Unlocking Your Songs Worship Song of the Year

  • Always (Phil 4:4-9) - Song writer(s) Jason Silver
  • Hallelujah - Psalm 104 - Song writer(s) Mike Janzen
  • Clouds Feat Fresh Ie - Song writer(s) Robert "fresh Ie" Wilson, Bradley "djc2" Jacobson
  • Look Up - Song writer(s) Jake Fretz, Jordan Janzen
  • The Church Will Rise - Song writer(s) Michael Larson, Blessing Asebiode, & Emma Larson