Music Competition to Spread Awareness About Teen Dating Violence

HYANNIS – Students across Cape Cod are working to create music videos this month in recognition of Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.

Independence House, an organization which provides services for individuals and families affected by violence, is holding a “Let Your Voice Be Heard!” music competition.

The songs which are inspired by spreading awareness about the issue need to be posted on YouTube and submitted to Independence House by March 2.

The community will vote for their favorite videos March 9 through the 16 at

The top seven songs will be performed live on March 31 at Cape Cod Community Center in Dennis Port for a change to win a studio recording session.

“It’s about healthy relationships,” said Chris Morin, the director of prevention and outreach for Independence House. “Being part of a society where we challenge social norms that lead to violence.”

Morin said teen dating violence is the same issue as any other instance of domestic violence.

“It’s about somebody having power and control over another,” Morin said.

Song submissions must be original and not a cover, 3 and ½ minutes of less.

Entry forms and information on how to submit an entry can be found here.

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