York Regional Police wants youth to use their voice to help end violence.

In an effort help achieve victory over violence, police are asking talented musicians, 24 years old or younger, living in York Region, to record an original song on the theme of ending youth violence. Entries must not exceed four minutes in length and be submitted as a video recording of their live performance.

Deadline for entries is 4 p.m. on Jan. 11.

The top 12 contestants will be selected to perform their original song at a “Voices Over Violence” event at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill on Jan. 18.

There are prizes to be won. The top three live performers will be awarded Cosmo Music gift cards.

Contestants must submit their original song by email to endyouthviolence@yrp.ca, or by standard mail or in person to York Regional Police Headquarters, 47 Don Hillock Drive, L4G 0S7, Attention: PC Tony Cedrone, Community Services. Entries should be marked, “YRP Tune Out Violence,” on the envelope.

Log on to https://www.yrp.ca/en/community/voices-over-violence.asp for complete contest rules.