MusiCares East Region
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Do you know a talented, young musician who is dedicated to leading a healthy lifestyle?
The Partnership at Drugfree.org, in conjunction with the GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares®, is kicking off the back-to-school season in search of young musicians (ages 14-18) to compose or create an original song and/or music video that promotes and celebrates healthy living and/or appropriately depicts a story about drug abuse. In our efforts to raise awareness of addiction and recovery, we encourage teens to submit their powerful messages of struggle, hope and triumphant healing.
The first, second and third place winners will each receive:
A trip to Los Angeles to attend the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards® Backstage Experience, a unique backstage tour taking place as artists rehearse live for the GRAMMY awards; Placement and exposure of their musical entries on the GRAMMY365® website, MTV Act Blog, and the Above the Influence campaign website; An iPad, equipped with the GarageBand app; The opportunity to release a record with Iron Ridge Road Recordings, courtesy of Clarity Way of Hanover, PA; and A certificate from the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares in acknowledgment of each winner’s activism in disseminating of health information on substance abuse. A cash award of $500 will go to the first place winner; $250 to the second prize winner; and $100 to the third place winner courtesy of the Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu, California.
Submit a musical entry now at drugfree.org/teensmakemusiccontest.
Be part of the Teens! Make Music Contest today!
CONTEST Deadline Submissions postmarks must read between August 15th, 2012 + December 3rd, 2012
Participants will submit their creative Music Video OR original Music/Lyrics composition that celebrate healthy and creative living or music that accurately portrays the dangers of drug abuse. The contest winners’ names will be announced publicly during the National Institute on Drug Abuse National Drug Facts Week which is January 28 – February 3, 2013.