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Put #CONSENT to Music! CONTEST!

Win a $1,000 prize by singing about #CONSENT!

Is the word “CONSENT” music to your ears? Join this #PutCONSENTtoMUSIC contest!

ConsentAwareness.net and NYAToday Media have teamed up to spread the meaning of CONSENT – #FGKIA – around the world!

The definition of “consent,” both in society’s understanding AND our laws should be #FGKIA – Freely Given, Knowledgeable and Informed Agreement. Your music can make it happen!

Below are lyrics in search of a melody! Simply watch this TEDx Talk and follow NYAToday, (both are completely free,) then post your version of this song on YouTube by June 15, 2019. If your version is the most liked on YouTube, you’re the winner!*

Be sure to post your own comment on your version to engage your audience. You can ask them what they think about consent and to support your song!

*Follow the guidelines listed below. 

#FGKIA Is How I Spell Consent!

 

I see you making eyes at me,

You’re playing with my heart,

But let’s be clear,

You need to hear,

Before we even start……

 

I’ve got some rules

Don’t think like fools

Who take what I won’t give.

Respect for me, It’s got to be..

This body’s where I live!

 

F-G-K-I-A, that’s how I spell CONSENT!

I’m not a sugar-coated prize,

I’m not entitlement!

It’s privilege getting close to me,

I’m giving you my trust.

Don’t scare me, force or lie to me,

To satisfy your lust.

 

F-G means freely given,

Not taken by some trick,

Not fooled, not forced, not compromised,

Too young, too drunk, too sick.

 

KI’s informed agreement,

With knowledge as my guide.

Consent is my decision,

Not stolen when you lied.

 

F-G-K-I-A is how I spell CONSENT!

I’m not a sugar-coated prize,

I’m not entitlement.

Don’t make decisions for me,

My body’s mine to share,

With someone who I chose to be,

Not someone who you scare.

 

So hear me out,

Don’t fuss or shout,

It’s how it’s got to be.

There’s no mistake,

It’s give, not take,

Respect my boundary.

 

F-G-K-&-I-A is how I spell CONSENT!

I’m not a sugar-coated prize,

I’m not entitlement.

It’s privilege, getting close to me,

I’m giving you my trust,

Don’t scare me, force or lie to me,  

To satisfy your lust!

 

Yes…

 

F-G-K-&-I-A is how I spell CONSENT!

I’m not a sugar-coated prize,

I’m not entitlement.

Don’t twist my arm, don’t do me harm,

Don’t lie, or shout or scare.

Before we start, you’ll win my heart,

And show me that you care.

Song Contest Guidelines

  1. Contestants can use the exact wording of this poem or change it to suit their needs. They may also use the poem from the TEDx Talk, When YES Means NO, the Truth about Consent. But all submissions not using either poem must contain #FGKIA at least 3 times and define the meaning of consent in a positive way that includes “freely given, knowledgeable and informed agreement.”
  2. The melody must be original.
  3. The song may not contain vulgar or sexually explicit language.
  4. The video may not display any graphic sex act.
  5. All contestants must watch the TEDx TalkWhen Yes Means NO, – The Truth about Consent and provide a YouTube comment.
  6. All contestants are encouraged to post a link to NYAToday’s platform which allows for thoughtful engagement between youth, worldwide, about important issues of today. Your song with a post that describes why you decided to enter this contest and how you’re teaching people about consent in your daily life can boost engagement and help drive more buzz to your song contest submission.
  7. Entries must be titled “#FGKIA Is How I Spell Consent – Your name, or the name of your group or band.”
  8. Entries must have a minimum of 50 likes by 10 PM EST on June 15, 2019, to be eligible for prize money.
  9. Contestants who are under the age of 18 must supply permission from a parent or legal guardian to be eligible for prize money. Have them write to info@ConsentAwareness.net with their permission.
  10. Submissions are the property of the contest owner.

Can’t sing but would like to help…..

Your contribution will enable us to broadcast this contest to a wider audience and make a 2nd and 3rd place prize possible. Here’s a PayPal link for your contribution of any amount or simply inquire at info@consentawareess.net. No contribution is required for anyone to participate in this contest.