Go Backstage at the Grammys—Enter to Win

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Grammy Foundation and MusiCares Logos

Want to celebrate healthy attitudes and lifestyles? Have something to say about drug use and abuse? NIDA, along with MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation, is sponsoring an exciting event called the Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest. SBB encourages readers to submit original song lyrics or music videos that reflect healthy choices. Three winners will have the opportunity to travel to Los Angeles and attend the 53rd annual GRAMMY Awards Backstage Experience during a GRAMMY rehearsal in January 2011! Plus, your song might end up on the GRAMMY web site for all major artists to see. Your musical story can be about many different things: maybe it will be about your own experience or that of a friend or family member who is struggling with substance abuse…your view of peer pressure, your approach to personal choices, etc. We know you have something to say---here’s your chance to say it with music! Who Is Eligible: Young people age 14 to 18 who want to help shatter the myths about drug abuse. What To Do: Compose or create an original song and/or music video that explores, encourages, and celebrates a healthy lifestyle or accurately depicts a story about drug abuse. Deadline for submission: October 15, 2010 Winners will be announced during NIDA’s first National Drug Facts Week, which begins on November 8, 2010. First, second, and third place winners will have their musical entries posted on the GRAMMY 365 and Think MTV Web sites, as well as on the Above the Influence campaign site. For details on how to enter and contest rules visit the contest Web site. Tell your friends! Find out more information about National Drug Facts Week.

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