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Music is a source of unity, inspiration, expression, and passion. An art form that can bridge divides and touches the life of many.

The Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation (PPFF), the only non-profit whose mission is to inspire stewardship of Pennsylvania’s state parks and forests seeks, submissions for a song contest celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Rights Amendment. The contest is free to enter and open to Pennsylvania artists of all ages and music genres.

The song that best expresses what the environment and amendment means to the artist will win a grand prize of $250. The top youth entry (songwriters under the age of 18) will win a prize of $100. The winning songwriters will be invited to perform at a PPFF event later this year. Songs will be shared through our digital platforms, as well.

Song submissions must be two to three minutes in length and submitted in a digital format.

PPFF is accepting song submissions at http://ppff.events/era50-song-contest now through August 1, 2021.

Added to the Pennsylvania constitution in 1971, the amendment protects the right to clean air, pure water, and enjoyment and preservation of our natural environment for generations to come. Song submissions should reflect on this pivotal piece of legislation that is essential to protecting what is special about Pennsylvania, the natural resources and landscape.

“The Environmental Rights Amendment ensures all Pennsylvania’s, today and future generations, the right to a clean environment and a preservation of our public lands,” said Marci Mowery, President of the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation. “We are excited to offer an opportunity for an artistic expression of what the Amendment means to performing artists of all ages.”

For the complete rules and regulations and to submit a song visit http://ppff.events/era50-song-contest.

Follow #PAEnviroRights50 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Rights Amendment, which offers monthly means for engaging and celebrating this landmark piece of legislation.

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Song Contest Celebrating 50th Anniversary of the Environmental Rights Amendment