Juneteenth Contest

June 11, 2021
Juneteenth Creative Expression Contest & Showcase to Benefit Supportive Housing

The Downtown NYC Zetas sorority has teamed up with Homeward NYC, Project FIND and The Racial Equity in Supportive Housing Workgroup (RESH) to showcase youth and young adult talent to benefit supportive housing.

Contest submissions are due June 21st for this Juneteenth original song, rap, or spoken word performance contest for ages 8-24.

For eligibility, submission, rules, and CASH Prize information visit: bit.ly/3fNa10u, see below or download the PDF.

  • New York State residents ages 8 to 24 may submit an original song, rap, or spoken word up to 4 minutes in length. In honor of the Juneteenth holiday, the original piece should center on the themes of the freedom, liberation, and/or resiliency of the Black community.
  • Pieces must be the original work of the youth/young adult alone.
  • PRIZES: Age category winners will receive $200 (8 to 13), $300 (14 to 18), or $500 (19 to 24).
  • Submissions are due no later than Monday, June 21, 2021 at 11:59pm

Winners Showcase to be held on Wednesday, June 30th at 7pm via Zoom. RSVP for the performances here bit.ly/3oQmqow.

Additionally, this event is to raise money and awareness of the homelessness prevention efforts of Project FIND’s Homeless-In-Reach Program (HIR Plus) and Homeward NYC’s LGBTQ Supportive Housing. 100% of proceeds raised will be split between these two groups. To give to this event, visit gofund.me/0b325d91.

Thank you, Downtown NYC Zetas, Project FIND and RESH!

About: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Alpha Upsilon Zeta Chapter (Downtown NYC Zetas) is an international, historically African American sorority. Project FIND operates supportive housing and seniors centers that provide low-income and homeless seniors the support they need to enrich their lives and live independently. Racial Equity in Supportive Housing Workgroup (RESH) is a volunteer group of about Black and Brown leaders from supportive housing agencies across New York State. Homeward NYC provides housing and wraparound services that empower homeless young mothers, LGBTQ young people and older adults to live life forward.

Juneteenth Creative Arts Showcase and Contest