"Make Your Voice Heard in Condemning Human Rights Abuses"
2018 ENTRY DEADLINE CLOSED
Robert F. Kennedy believed in the power of the individual - that it only takes one person with courage and conviction to make a positive difference.
ABOUT THE CONTEST
In partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, we invite students to produce original songs and music videos that take a stand against human rights abuses. Using their own voices and perspectives, students can create meaningful change on pressing issues such as sexual harassment and assault, bullying, police brutality and other important topics related to social justice.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Submissions should focus on a local, national or international human rights abuse. The format is open to any genre of music. Original work may be created by an individual or group, but must be student written and produced. Teachers may guide the process, but the work should be the students’ own. Don’t be afraid to get creative!
Submission must be an original composition
Submission must be between 2 and 3 minutes in length
Submission must be performed by the student songwriter(s)
The song may be performed a cappella or with accompaniment
The song must demonstrate positivity and not victimization.
Songs will be judged based on content, creativity, likability and structure. All recordings must be uploaded to the judging website by 11:59 PM on due date.
2018 GUEST JUDGES
Among others, judges for the 2018 music contest include:
Sonita Alizadeh, recording artist, songwriter and activist
Axident, GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter
Barbara Cane, Vice President of BMI and one of Billboard's Top Women in Music
Ben Maddahi, recording artist and songwriter for artists such as Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball"), Ellie Goulding and One Direction and President of Unrestricted, a consulting, publishing and management company
Rocky Dawuni, GRAMMY-nominated reggae artist and activist
Ming-An Fasquelle - 2018 CONTEST WINNER
CONCERT FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE