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Green For All is partnering with Big Picture Anthems to produce an anthem and music video for our #FuelChange campaign.
Submit your verse telling the stories of people affected by dirty cars, trucks, and buses to be considered for our music video to #FuelChange in our communities.
Selected artists will receive $400, have their verse featured on the anthem, have a chance to be in the music video, and gain national exposure while contributing to social justice.
Traffic-related pollution is now responsible for more deaths than traffic-related accidents. Low-income communities and communities of color are the most impacted by pollution. This anthem and music video will help activate a NATIONAL movement to bring clean transportation to communities across the country.
How to Enter
Open to singers, rappers, and poets in the United States: Ages 15 and Up.
DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019
Download the beat!
Learn about the issue. You can read our background info sheet or, if you're local to the Bay Area, attend an optional workshop.
OPTIONAL (Not required): Attend a Lyric Writing Workshop in Oakland
Thursday, Dec. 20th 5:30 - 7:30pm @United Roots - 2781 Telegraph Ave, Oakland
(Download the flyer for this event)
Write a 16-bar verse.
Make it a story. Put a voice and a face to this public health issue.
Download the director’s creative vision.
Upload a video of you performing your verse to Instagram, Youtube, or Facebook and use both tags: #FuelChangeChallenge and #GreenForAll.
Videos do not need to be professional or high quality, but we must be able to hear you clearly. Title your video: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name.
Email your video link with a copy of the lyrics to Ben@BigPictureAnthems.com with the subject line: #FuelChangeChallenge - Your Name
DEADLINE: January 9th, 2019
If you’re local to the Bay Area, you can audition in person.
Wed. January 9th 5:30pm-7:30pm KDOL-TV Studios, 286 E 10th St, Oakland, CA
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