Knock Out Opioid Abuse Songwriters Scholarship Contest

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Scholarship Contest Songwriters Scholarship Contest

LIFE Center Stage, Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, Morris County Stigma-Free, Morris County and Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey are looking for songwriters to use the power of music to engage the community in this much needed call to action to Knock Out Opioid Abuse.

The Knock Out Opioid Abuse Songwriters Scholarship Contest was developed to help raise awareness of the opioid epidemic that has adversely impacted far too many lives.

If you are truly passionate about this cause, making a difference with your music or if this epidemic has affected you, your family, friends, co-workers or classmates we invite you to submit a song – lyrics and/or musical composition that shed light and bring hope to the opioid epidemic.

You do not have to personally be in recovery to enter.

6 Winners will be chosen to receive:

  • Scholarship for a 4-week Collaborative Songwriting Workshop taught by hit #1 songwriter, Lorraine Ferro on September 12, 19, 26 and October 3 from 7 – 10pm at Rest Stop Rejuvenate 21 Maple Ave. Rockaway, NJ 07866
  • Performance of their collaborative anthem songs at The Knockout Opioid Abuse Concert on October 6 from 4 – 5:30pm at CARES 25 W. Main St. Rockaway, NJ 07866

At the concert, 2 Grand Prize Winners will be chosen to:

  • Record their co-written anthem song in a professional studio at Silk City Grooves

To Enter:  Visit to submit a link to a video of yourself performing your original song, lyrics or musical composition. As well as your personal story (4 minutes max) focused on how this opioid epidemic has affected and impacted your life or why you are passionate about this cause.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, September 4, 2017 at 11:59PM EST. This contest is open to all Morris County residents, age 16 and up. Read the Official Contest Rules on

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day is the statewide single-day initiative that will mobilize the prevention and treatment communities, community leaders and concerned citizens to raise awareness of the potential for dependency on prescribed pain medicine and its link to heroin abuse rates in our state. Teams of volunteers across the state will visit physician and dental offices, as well as homes in local communities, to distribute this vital information.