Aspiring teen musicians can compete to create an original song or music video that either promotes healthy living or accurately depicts “the dark side of drug abuse” in a contest coordinated by the Partnership at Drugfree.org.
Entrants must be between 14 and 18 and enrolled in high school; they can work in teams of two people. Entries must be received by Dec.3, and winners will be announced during the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s National Drug Facts Week, which is Jan. 28 to Feb. 3, 2013.
First, second and third place winners will receive nominal cash prizes and be spirited to Los Angeles to attend the 55th annual GRAMMY Awards backstage experience during a GRAMMY Awards rehearsal on Feb. 8, 2013. Winners will receive lunch and a GRAMMY Foundation/MusiCares certificate of appreciation, as well as two tickets to the GRAMMY Museum and a gift bag.
All three winners will have their original compositions posted on the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares’ GRAMMY 365 Web site and the MTV Act blog (MTV’s blog for young people who want to make their life, their community and their world better).