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Online Voting for NJ Shout Down Drugs Begins Today

February 12, 2016

February 12, 2016

For Immediate Release:

Hannah Scansaroli, Media Coordinator, 973-467-2100, hannah@drugfreenj.org


Online Voting for NJ Shout Down Drugs Begins Today

Millburn, NJ – The Garden State is jam-packed with teenage musical talent and many of them are using their music to get a message out to their peers about the dangers of substance abuse.

High School students from across the state have entered The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey’s (PDFNJ) Shout Down Drugs competition. This initiative challenges young people from across the state to create original music with lyrics that contain powerful peer-to-peer drug prevention messages.

Beginning, today, February, 12, 2016, music submissions are on the website www.ShoutDownDrugs.comand the public is invited to cast votes for their favorite song. Voting ends on February 26, 2016. The finalists will be announced on March 1, 2016, after which, voting will begin for the statewide winner.  All finalists will perform at the NJSDD Prevention Concert on May 25, 2016, at the Rutgers University Nicholas Music Center in New Brunswick.

To reserve tickets for the Prevention Concert please go to, www.ShoutDownDrugs.comor 973-467-2100 x19. Ticket reservations will begin on March 1st, all tickets are free of charge, but must be reserved.


Best known for its statewide anti-drug advertising campaign, the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey is a private not-for-profit coalition of professionals from the communications, corporate and government communities whose collective mission is to reduce demand for illicit drugs in New Jersey through media communication. To date, more than $70 million in broadcast time and print space has been donated to the Partnership’s New Jersey campaign, making it the largest public service advertising campaign in New Jersey’s history. Since its inception the Partnership has garnered 127 advertising and Public Relations Awards from National, Regional & Statewide Media Organizations.

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