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Shout Down Drugs New Jersey Music Competition

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is inviting New Jersey high school students to share their musical substance use prevention messages as part of the 2022 Your Song! Your Voice! Shout Down Drugs New Jersey music competition.

All music genres or any musical style is accepted for entry. It does not matter what kind of music you might be into; jazz, rock, reggae, R & B and more, the PDFNJ wants to hear Your Song! Your Voice!

Entries will be accepted through Friday, February 28, 2022. Students interested in sharing their musical talent can submit original music with lyrics about substance use prevention.

The music competition is sponsored by the PDFNJ, 95.9 WRAT and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. A panel of judges will select one finalist from every county, along with a few wild card contestants, to perform their original songs in 18th annual Prevention Concert, to be held virtually.

The winner of the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs competition, as decided by judges and announced at the end of the Prevention Concert, will receive a $5,000 music contract. The second- and third-place performers will receive $3,000 and $2,000 music contracts, respectively, with the PDFNJ.

For rules and information on how to enter the New Jersey Shout Down Drugs music competition, contact Diane Higgins at 973-275-7965 or or visit