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Contest: Calling All Young Musicians

The GRAMMY Foundation, Partnership at and MusiCares are looking for young musicians (ages 14-18) to write an original song or create a music video that promotes and celebrates a healthy lifestyle and appropriately depicts a story about drug abuse. Songs should raise awareness about addiction and recovery. 
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.

Announcing the winner of our iPad2 contest!

Congratulations to Vietta S. from Norfolk, NE! Here's a note from our National Executive Director Susan Richardson:
Thanks to all who visited the Reclaiming Futures booth in the exhibition hall at the OJJDP 2011 Conference for Children's Justice & Safety. We hope you will enjoy receiving our weekly e-newsletter which provides highlights from the Reclaiming Futures blog, the premier online source for juvenile justice and drug and alcohol treatment for teens. Know, too, you may unsubscribe at any time.
We had 328 people enter our contest for a 16GB WiFi iPad2. The winner was number 284, Vietta S. from Norfolk, NE. Congratulations, Vietta!

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