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102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show National Anthem Contest

Rules & Eligibility

Are you interested in singing the National Anthem at the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show?  The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will select a different individual or group to perform the National Anthem at the beginning of each day of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show and one at Opening Ceremonies.

 

Eligibility: To be eligible for selection, you must:

 

  • be a legal resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
  • be available every day of the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show (which runs from January 6 through January 13, 2018) to be on-site at the Farm Show Complex by 7:45 a.m. to sing the National Anthem at 8:00 a.m.;
  • be someone other than an employee, family member or person living in the same household as an employee of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture; and
  • if less than 18 years of age, obtain and provide the written consent of a parent or guardian if you are ultimately selected to perform.

 

To apply: When the contest is open, the Pennsylvania Farm Show Facebook page (https://facebook.com/pafarmshow) will publish a post where video submissions should be uploaded in the comments section. Upload a single video of yourself or your group, singing the National Anthem from start-to-finish, without instrumental accompaniment, to this original post. Submissions will be accepted from Sunday, October 1 at 8 a.m. through Friday, October 20 at 12:00 p.m. EST. Video submissions for minors not on Facebook may be uploaded by a parent or guardian. This video becomes the property of PDA once it is uploaded to this Facebook page.  PDA will “like” your uploaded video comment to confirm your entry into the contest.

 

Voting: PDA will review all video submissions, and select the top 25 applicants. This internal voting will take place from Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. On Monday, October 30 the selected top 25 will be posted in an album on the Farm Show Facebook page to open fan voting. Fan voting will take place from Monday, October 30 through Friday, November 10. The top nine (9) videos, based on total reactions (likes, loves, wows, etc) will serve as our finalists to sing during the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show.

 

Winner Notification: PDA will review all video submissions, and select the top 25 applicants. This internal voting will take place from Monday, October 23 through Friday, October 27. On Monday, October 30, these top 25 will be posted in an album on the Farm Show Facebook page to open fan voting. Fan voting will take place from Monday, October 30 through Friday, November 10, and fan-favorite performers will be determined by the number of positive reactions (“likes,” “loves,” “wows,” etc…) each video receives.  PDA will select the finalists to sing during the 102nd Pennsylvania Farm Show from among these fan favorites, and retains sole discretion to select and schedule these singers.

 

Winner Announcement: Winners will be publicly announced by Friday, November 17 via Pennsylvania Farm Show social media pages.

 

If You Are Selected to Sing: You will be provided a complimentary, one-day parking pass to the show and must be at the Farm Show Complex by 7:45 a.m. on the date you are to sing and – prior to singing – complete a waiver form authorizing PDA and its partners to use your picture, likeness and any photo/video/audio recording of you (including your singing performance) as it sees fit, without payment or compensation to you.  If you are less than 18 years of age a parent or guardian must sign this waiver for you.

 

Anything Else to Know? Yes!  PDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend this contest.