Sprint and Prince Royce announced today Amanda da Silva de Almeida as the grand prize winner of #LiveUnlimited The Dreams Academy music contest. Amanda from Roselle, New Jersey, will receive $10,000, a one-on-one mentorship session with Prince Royce and a writing and recording session with Latin Grammy nominated producers Jean Rodriguez and Danny Flores from COASTCITY. Runners-up David Mejorado from El Paso, Texas and Luis Fabian Lara from Casa Grande, Arizona, will each receive $5,000.
Last December, Sprint and Prince Royce teamed up to launch the first phase of #LiveUnlimited The Dreams Academy. The program provides aspiring artists and innovators resources – including grants and mentorship opportunities – to pursue their ambitions.
The first contest encouraged musical artists and bands to submit a video entry showcasing their talent. Aspiring artists nationwide submitted personal videos to enter the contest. The public helped narrow down the top-10 finalists by voting for their favorite, and from those top-10 finalists Prince Royce and Sprint selected the grand-prize winner and two runners-up.
“It was an honor for me to help select the winners as it was a moment to pay it forward to aspiring, talented artists who are full of determination and share a passion for music,” said Prince Royce. “It’s been a nostalgic experience teaming up with the brand that helped ignite my career and wants to do the same for others in our community!”
Make sure to visit sprint.com/dreams or follow @SprintLatino on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for updates on #LiveUnlimited The Dreams Academy program.