HOT 97 Summer Jam Essay Contest

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NuSkool is joining HOT 97 to bring you an essay contest like no other!

Write an essay on the power of music and enter a chance to win a pair of tickets to the hottest concert in the country! Two winners will be selected. Middle School (6th, 7th and 8th grade) and High School (9th – 12th grade). You must be between the ages of 13-19 years old and enrolled in grades 6 – 12 to enter. Essay submission deadline is Friday, May 27th.

WQHT HOT 97 FM, where Hip Hop lives and supreme groundbreaker in music festivals, is back with the hottest concert of the year: HOT 97 Summer Jam! Join Ebro, Nessa, Funk Flex, and the whole HOT 97 family as Summer Jam takes over MetLife Stadium on Sunday, June 5th for the official start-of-summer party, complete with two stages of the biggest names in music, exclusive experiences including cool down stations and car show, and more!

 

STADIUM STAGE ANNOUNCED!

FUTURE | TERROR SQUAD | TRAVIS SCOTT | BIG SEAN, PUSHA T. & G.O.O.D MUSIC | DJ KHALED & FRIENDS | A$AP ROCKY & A$AP FERG | BRYSON TILLER | YOUNG THUG | TINASHE | KID INK | *PLUS MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

FESTIVAL STAGE ANNOUNCED!

CHANCE THE RAPPER | TORY LANEZ | CURREN$Y | DESIIGNER | POST MALONE | JUSTINE SKYE DAVE EAST | DOUGIE F | ROTIMI


 

Essay Prompt

With the recent deaths of music icons such as David Bowie and Prince, among others, fans have expressed how these artists and their songs impacted their lives and helped them to learn about themselves. Read the tweet below and write an essay about a song or artist, dead or alive, that has similarly deeply impacted your life. Please provide supporting details that show how the artist’s message resonated with you and affected your life in some way.

Write an essay between 500-700 words. Fill out the contest entry form below and click ‘Submit’. Copy/paste your essay and upload a Word document or PDF File on the next Assignment page.

Selection Criteria

Essays will be scored based on the following four categories:

  • Originality / Creativity
  • Organization
  • Writing Mechanics
  • Knowledge of Musical Content

Contest Entry Form

The contest submission deadline has passed.


Timeline

Submission Deadline: Friday, May 27th

Winners Announced: Friday, June 3rd

Summer Jam Concert: Sunday, June 5th

Media

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HOT 97 Summer Jam 2016 - Main Stage Artist Announcement


HOT 97 Summer Jam 2016 - Festival Stage Artist Announcement