NIH, MusiCares, and GRAMMY Foundation Announce Teen Music Contest

Posted on May 12, 2011

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Are you between the ages of 14 and 18?

Do you like to make music?

Then sign up for the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest!

The contest asks young musicians, ages 14-18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that explores, encourages, and celebrates a healthy lifestyle or accurately depicts a story about drug abuse. Winners will be revealed during NIDA’s second annual National Drug Facts Week, which begins Oct. 31, 2011.

Prizes: Three winners will be selected

  • The first place winner will receive a cash prize of $500.

  • The first place winner will have the opportunity to attend the 54th annual GRAMMY Awards backstage experience during a GRAMMY rehearsal in January 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Winners will receive lunch and a MusiCares/Grammy certificate of appreciation, as well as two tickets to the GRAMMY museum and a gift bag. A chaperone will be required.

  • The second place winner will receive a cash prize of $250.

  • The third place winner will receive $100.

  • All three winners will have their original compositions posted on the MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation’s GRAMMY 365 Web site and the Think MTV Web site. It will also be posted on the Above the Influence Campaign site.

  • Winners will receive a certificate from the National Institute on Drug Abuse acknowledging their role in the dissemination of health information about substance abuse.

Contest Deadline:
Submissions postmarks must read between May 9, 2011 through October 10th, 2011.

Send to:
Ms. Erica Krusen
MusiCares and GRAMMY Foundation Teen Substance Abuse Music Contest
3030 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

For more information on the contest and rules click here. For some inspiration check out last year’s winners.

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