Entertainment Law Writing Competition


The Grammy Foundation has launched its 15th Annual Entertainment Law Initiative Writing Competition, co-sponsored by the American Bar Association. The ELI Essay Competition invites law students to write a 3,000-word paper on a compelling legal topic facing the music industry today. To encourage applications, the Grammy Foundation hosts ELI Essay Competition workshops at prominent law schools around the country with the goal of helping students with their essays. Once again, ELI is partnering with Box.com to allow students to upload their submissions directly via the Internet.

A substantial cash scholarship of $5,000 will be awarded to the author of the winning paper and $1,500 will be awarded to each of four runners-up. Additionally, each winner will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and a ticket to the 55th Annual Grammy Awards, which will be held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on Feb. 10, 2013, and broadcast live at 8 p.m. ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. In addition, the winners receive invitations to other Grammy Week activities, including the prestigious annual ELI Luncheon on Feb. 8. The winning student authors will present their essays at the luncheon. Past luncheon keynote speakers include Edgar Bronfman Jr., former chairman and CEO of Warner Music Group; Clive Davis, chief creative officer of BMG North America; Daniel Ek, co-founder and CEO of Spotify; Timothy J. Leiweke, president and CEO of AEG; and will.i.am, Grammy-winning artist/producer and Grammy Foundation Board member among others.

• Contest is open to law students
• Write a 3,000-word essay on a compelling legal issue facing the music industry
• For complete contest rules, send an email to [email protected] or visitwww.grammyfoundation.org

• Submissions must be postmarked by Jan. 3, 2013 (2 p.m. EST)
• Winners will be announced on Jan. 31, 2013