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The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, GRAMMY Foundation® and MusiCares® Announce 2014 Teens Make Music Contest

The Teens Make Music contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that celebrates life Above the Influence or brings attention to the consequences of substance abuse. Original music compositions or compositions with accompanying videos must be sent to the GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares postmarked no later than Monday, December 1, 2014.

The first-place winner of the contest will receive two tickets to the 57th annual GRAMMY Awards® at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, as well as a cash award of $500 and the opportunity to perform a set at the Acoustic Tent on Warped Tour 2015 in the city closest to their hometown. The second- and third-place winners will receive cash prizes of $250 and $100, respectively, and all three winners will have the opportunity to attend the 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards backstage experience during rehearsals. Other prizes include two tickets to any Vans Warped Tour show, gift bags and more.

Winners of the Teens Make Music contest will also be featured during National Drug Facts Week℠ (NDFW)  from January 26, 2015 – February 1, 2015 an annual health observance week for teens to shatter the myths about drugs and drug abuse. NDFW was launched in 2010 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health. To counteract myths from the internet, TV, movies, music, or from friends, teens, scientists and other experts will come together during the week – in community and school events all over America – for an honest conversation about how drugs affect the brain, body and behavior.

For more information and to enter the contest, please visit www.abovetheinfluence.com/GRAMMYS.