NIH, GRAMMY Foundation And MusiCares Announce 2011 Teen Music Contest

May 09, 2011 -- 2:17 pm PDT

The GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares, together with the National Institutes of Health, have announced the second annual Teen Substance Abuse Awareness Through Music contest. The contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, to submit an original song and/or music video promoting a healthy and drug-free lifestyle. Winners will be announced during the National Institute on Drug Abuse's second annual National Drug Facts Week beginning Oct. 31. The first place winner will be invited to Los Angeles in 2012 to attend the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards Backstage Experience. First, second and third place winners will have their musical entries posted on GRAMMY365, the MTV Act Blog and AboveTheInfluence.com. All winners will receive a cash award from the Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu, Calif. Entries must be submitted to MusiCares, Attn. Erica Krusen, 3030 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif., 90404, and postmarked no later than Oct. 10. For more information on National Drug Facts Week, visit http://drugfactsweek.drugabuse.gov/.