Agriculture students have just a few weeks before the June 15 entry deadline for the FMC Agricultural Products National Anthem signing contest closes.
Entrants must submit an online video of themselves singing the national anthem. Entrants must also be a member of a national ag-related student organization, such as FFA, 4-H or a student NAMA chapter.
After the entries close, a public online voting phase from July 1-14 will determine the top 20 contestants from the four FMC sales regions. This group will then be judged by a panel of musicians and youth representatives. From this panel, four finalists, who will be announced on Aug. 5, will advance to the next round.
Online voting for the finalists will take place Aug. 26 through Sept. 15. The four finalists will also have the opportunity to go to Nashville to work with a music producer and record their version of the National Anthem to be aired on RFD-TV at the end of Aug. Three of the finalists will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Winners will be announced Sept. 18.
Last year, the contest had 170 qualified entrants, representing 34 states and receiving more than 155,000 votes.
Complete contest details are available at www.FMCcrop.com/contest.