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Shout Down Drugs Competition

“The Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs” competition, organized by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey, is a platform for high school students to showcase their musical talents while sending a powerful message about substance use prevention.

The competition is supported by the New Jersey Broadcasters Association (NJBA) and 95.9 WRAT, which will host the virtual Prevention Concert featuring Creative Services Director of WRAT, Jimmy Steal. Entries must be submitted by Sunday, March 24, to be eligible. A panel of judges will select the finalists whose songs will be broadcast on 95.9 FM during the concert on Wednesday, May 8. The competition winners will be announced live on 95.9 FM at the concert’s conclusion.

Prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third-place winning songs. The top performer will secure a $5,000 music contract, while the second and third-place recipients will be awarded music contracts valued at $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, with the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.

To date, more than $200 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception, the Partnership has garnered 226 advertising and public relations awards from national, regional and statewide media organizations.

For competition rules and entry details, visit shoutdowndrugs.com.