RFK Human Rights Video and Music Contests

The Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights video and music contest deadlines have been extended! You still have time to use art as a tool for community building, self-expression, and collective transformation.

Music Contest
Students create a song that uses their own voices and perspectives to take a stand against human rights abuses. Their music can contribute to creating meaningful change on any pressing human rights issues such as racial justice, the right to health care, domestic violence, or criminal justice. The contest, presented in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum, is open to any genre of music, and entries will be judged by a panel of GRAMMY-nominated artists. The grand prize winner will perform at a GRAMMY-related event and participate in a virtual student showcase.

Music Contest Deadline: Monday, May 17 at 11:59 p.m. EDT.

Video Contest
The Speak Truth video contest invites students to make a three- to five-minute video that uses creative storytelling to teach people about a human rights issue through the work of a human rights defender. This is an opportunity for students to share their thoughts on what is happening in the world around them in a creative and original way. The format is open to documentary, stop-motion, narrative, or other innovative explorations. The grand prize-winning film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Video Contest Deadline: Monday, April 26 at 11:59 p.m. EDT