Speak Up, Sing Out!

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Submission

Categories:Humanities, politics & government

Scope:National

May 12, 2017 Registration Closes

In partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, we invite students to produce original songs 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. The contest winner will participate in a GRAMMY-related event. Submissions are judged by a panel of music industry professionals who have worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson.

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 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.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://rfkhumanrights.org/work/teaching-human-rights/contests/music-contest

Managing Organization: ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS

Contact:

Girardi@rfkhumanrights.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

May 12, 2017 Registration Closes

Overview

In partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, we invite students to produce original songs 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. The contest winner will participate in a GRAMMY-related event. Submissions are judged by a panel of music industry professionals who have worked with artists such as Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Kelly Clarkson.

Process

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 performed by the student songwriter(s)
  • The song may be performed a cappella or with accompaniment
  • The song must demonstrate positivity and not victimization.

Criteria

Songs will be judged based on content, creativity, likability and structure.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://rfkhumanrights.org/work/teaching-human-rights/contests/music-contest

Managing Organization: ROBERT F. KENNEDY HUMAN RIGHTS

Contact:

Girardi@rfkhumanrights.org

Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in Middle School, High School.

Deadlines

May 12, 2017 Registration Closes