High school students can showcase musical talent in New Jersey Shout Down Drugs competition

High school students are invited to share substance use prevention messages through their original music as part of the 2019 New Jersey Shout Down Drugs contest.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is accepting entries of original music with lyrics through Feb. 1.

A panel of judges will select one finalist from every county, along with a few wild card contestants, to perform their original songs in the 15th annual Prevention Concert, which will be held at Rutgers University’s Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theatre in New Brunswick on May 10.

The winner of the 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, contact Diane Higgins at 973-467-2100, ext. 19 or diane@drugfreenj.org, or visit www.shoutdowndrugs.com.