Have you ever wanted your music to be heard by people other than you and your family? This is your chance.
Def Jam Rapstar, BET Networks and the Get Schooled Foundation announced today a video contest opened to all currently enrolled U.S. high school students aged 13-19.
Students can submit a short rap or spoken word video about how education influences their life. Entrants are encouraged to express themselves and engage their peers with positive subjects including, but not limited to, their goals, going to college, school pride, motivation, or dedication.
From February 21st through March 18th, students can submit videos of their 60-second original performances to www.getschooled.com.
The top five finalists will be determined by popular vote. A panel comprised of executives from Def Jam Enterprises, BET Networks and the Get Schooled Foundation will then select the winning video.
The winner will win a trip to New York City to meet Russell Simmons and Kevin Liles, and the student will be invited to perform his/her winning rhyme on BET’s hit music countdown show, “106 & Park.”
Now spread the word in your high school and start recording!