“LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN” Music Video Competition

Deadline is 12/31/2020

Climate Change is the greatest threat to our children’s future and the future of our planet. In an effort to build awareness we are hosting a Music Video Competition. The competition is seeking the best cover and or music video of Advisor Dennis Yerry’s song “Listen to The Children.”

Are you a musician? Songwriter? Filmmaker?

Sample video:

Here’s the song, itself, or click here to download.


  1. All entries must be a digital video (MP4, MOV).
    • File Size should not exceed: 130 MB.
    • Videos should be shot 720 or 1080p.
    • Shoot in bright clear space for best clarity.
    • The sound should be clear of extraneous noise.
    • Must sign a release stating you are submitting your legal intellectual property and this material cannot be claimed by anyone else.
    • If using a phone please film in landscape.
    • Record sound approximately 1 foot from the phone’s mic for sound clarity. No outdoor shoots unless using a lavaliere or body mic.
    • Submissions should be uploaded to Youtube or Vimeo with private password and emailed to Dan@Flobel.org.
  2. Each entry must be use the song “Listen to the Children” by Dennis Yerry as its cover source material. Dennis Yerry reserves all underlying rights to the song. This includes:
    • Cover versions of the original song performed by the applicant. New verses added are welcome (ie. Rap, Bridge, etc). Any co-publishing agreement with Dennis Yerry must be worked out by the applicant in writing with Dennis.
  3. Submissions may be made by groups or individuals. (All ages.)
  4. All entries should begin with a 5 second full-screen “title screen” that includes the following information:
  5. All information presented in the video must be cited, giving credit to the original source. Plagiarism of any kind will result in disqualification.
  6. Hired professional help is allowed as long as the team gets all of the rights in a work for hire agreement.
  7. Submission Deadline: All entries must be submitted in format stated above before 5pm EST on: 12/31/2020
  8. PRIZES:
    • FIRST PLACE WINNER (1) : $250.00
    • SECOND PLACE WINNER (1): $150.00
    • THIRD PLACE WINNER (1): $50.00
  9. The only compensation for submitting a video is the opportunity to be awarded a prize if the entry wins. Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation will pay participants no additional compensation nor be liable to the filmmaker under any circumstances.
  10. Ownership of the underlying intellectual property of the project remains with the entrant, with the following exceptions.
    • Entrants grant Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation the right to use their names, photographs, statements, quotes, testimonials, and video submissions for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes without notification or further compensation
    • Entrants also grant Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation the right to use, reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, and/or display the entrant’s project video without further compensation or notification to the entrant.
    • Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation maintains the right to reproduce, reprint, distribute, perform, display, or exhibit the project for advertising, publicity, and promotional purposes on their website, at conferences, or at any other venues.
    • All rights in the underlying song shall remain with Dennis Yerry. LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN COVER SONG CONTEST 2020 RULES & GUIDELINES ©2020 FLOBEL.ORG LISTEN TO THE CHILDREN VIDEO CONTEST 2020: RULES & GUIDELINES
  11. By accepting the prizes, winners agree to hold Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation and all Florence Belsky Charitable Foundation employees harmless against any and all claims and liability arising out of use of such prizes. Winner assumes all liability for any injury or damage caused from participation in the contest or use/redemption of any prize.
  12. Entrants agree to be bound by the official contest rules and decisions of the judges.