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Stephen Lawrence Day 2021


Keep compassionate and carry on

In memory of Stephen Lawrence, the teenage son who knew his father loved a beautiful gospel song called “Oasis” by Helen Baylor, and in memory of all young people who have lost their lives to violence, Defenders Entertainment is offering an Artist Package worth £1000 to the young person (aged 16 - 24) who wins our “Inspiration 2022” competition for the most inspiring song or rap lyrics.

We want your lyrics to inspire and motivate us as the late Earl Simmons, better known as DMX, inspired and motivated us with the lyric, “I will show no shame, spit it right from the heart” (Lord Give Me a Sign). We want to see your vision of a better tomorrow.

To be eligible, your household income must be no more than £25,000 per annum. Please email your lyrics to All entries must be in by 5pm  on 1 April 2022.

The song or rap must be your own original work and be suitable for a young (Year 9) audience. Our competition is open to all young persons (16 to 24) residing in the United Kingdom. Applications from young people with a disability and young people in the care system and care leavers are particularly encouraged.

The Artist Package includes:

  • Recording and mixing of an original track

  • Mini photo shoot (x2 looks) at the studio

  • Track artwork

  • Bio

  • Promo video shoot and released via Defenders Entertainment

  • Business advice and support during four-week release campaign

The decision on the winner will be final and will be announced on or around Stephen Lawrence Day 2022.

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