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Director’s Council of Public Representatives (COPR)

NIH Public Bulletin – December 2010

Teen Musicians Win GRAMMY® Experience for Songs About Drug Abuse

When: November 8–14, 2010
Where: Nationwide
Institute: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

In November, three original music compositions were declared the winners of the Teen Substance Abuse Awareness through Music Contest. The contest, created to celebrate NIDA's National Drug Facts Week, was sponsored by MusiCares® and the GRAMMY Foundation®, the two nonprofit organizations of The Recording Academy®. Teens ages 14–18 were asked to compose or create an original song or music video that explored, encouraged, and celebrated a healthy lifestyle or accurately depicted a story about drug abuse. The three winning compositions focused on personal experience living around drugs. Composers of the winning entries will have the opportunity to attend a 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards "Backstage Experience" in Los Angeles in February.

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You can learn more about the contest and the winners at To listen to the winning songs, visit

This page last reviewed on October 17, 2012

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