Speak Up Sing Out: Student Songwriter Contest

Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights stands with those who have fearlessly shared their experiences with sexual harassment and sexual assault - and they believe in empowering this generation of students to end a culture of sexual harassment through their musical stories. In collaboration with the GRAMMY Museum, students are invited to produce original songs and music videos that take a stand against human rights abuses.

Submissions should focus on an aspect of the current national conversation about sexual harassment and sexual assault or about other human rights abuses. 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.

Judges for the 2018 music contest include GRAMMY-nominated producer and songwriter, Axident; Vice President of BMI and one of Billboard's Top Women in Music, Barbara Cane; recording artist and songwriter for artists including Miley Cyrus ("Wrecking Ball"), Ellie Goulding and One Direction, MoZella; recording artist and songwriter for artists including Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Kelly Clarkson, Bonnie McKee; President of Unrestricted consulting, publishing and management company, Ben Maddahi; GRAMMY-nominated reggae artist and activist, Rocky Dawuni; among others.

Entry deadline is Feb. 17, 2018. Visit speakupsingout.org for more info.