Speak up, sing out!
Ending human rights abuses through music

“The greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind."  

Robert F. Kennedy



Contest Deadline: 11:59 p.m., May 12, 2019

About the contest

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.

2018 Grand Prize Winner - "Proclamation" by Ming-An Fasquelle
2017 Grand Prize Winner - "Teenage Refugees" by Madisyn Elise
2016 Grand Prize Winner - "Invisible" by Jade Rhodes
2015 Concert For Social Justice