Teens Make Music Contest Winners Announced

Contest winners complete original songs that celebrate healthy lifestyles
January 24, 2014 -- 8:00 am PST
GRAMMY.com

The GRAMMY Foundation, MusiCares and the Partnership at Drugfree.org today announced the winners of the fourth annual Teens Make Music Contest. The contest asks young musicians, ages 14–18, to compose or create an original song and/or music video that explores, encourages and celebrates a healthy lifestyle or accurately depicts a story about drug abuse.

The contest winners are:

First-place Winner:
Brittaney Brannock — Melrose, Mass.
"What I'll Never Get"

Second-place Winner:
Alex Arnaout and Paige Augusta — Los Angeles
"Slater"

Third-place Winner:
Isaac Horn and Evan Pierce — Jonesboro, Ark.
"Master"

Honorable Mentions:
Alison and Josephine Jones —   Kenai, Alaska
"Bright Then Blue"

Kennedi Lykken — Spicer, Minn.
"Baby Girl"

Sarabeth Weszely — Oak Park, Ill.
"Then I Found Drugs"

Listen to the winning entries

The first-place winner receives a $500 cash award and two tickets to the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26. The second-place winners receive $250; and the third-place winners receive $100 courtesy of the Visions Adolescent Treatment Center in Malibu, Calif. All winners are invited to attend the GRAMMY Awards Backstage Experience, a special backstage tour that takes place during rehearsals for the GRAMMY Awards. They will also join a guided tour of the Village Recording Studio, and have their musical entries posted on www.grammyfoundation.org, www.musicares.org and the Vans Warped Tour website.

MusiCares and the GRAMMY Foundation provided a panel of judges that included musical artists, while the Partnership at Drugfree.org provided technical expertise in the judging process. Points were given for accurate depictions of subject matter.

The 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network from 8–11:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The telecast also will be supported on radio worldwide via WestwoodOne, and covered online at GRAMMY.com and CBS.com.

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