Online voting is now open for the 2013 FMC Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest, which will reward the winner with a $10,000 college scholarship and a nationally-televised recording experience.
FMC asked agriculture students to record and submit a video of themselves singing the National Anthem from March 1 to June 15. Now the videos move on to public voting where the top 20 videos will be selected and reviewed by a panel of judges including musicians and agricultural group representatives.
The judging panel will then select four finalists who will travel to Nashville, Tenn., to take part in a professional recording experience.
Finalist performances will be posted to the contest website and broadcast nationwide August 29 on RFD-TV. A final round of online voting will run from Aug. 26 through September 15 to determine a grand prize winner.
The finalist who receives the most votes will win a $10,000 scholarship. The three remaining finalists will receive $5,000 scholarships. Winners will be announced on Sept. 18.
"Supporting students who have committed themselves to the future of agriculture is what investing in farming's future is all about," said Tim Thompson, FMC Agricultural Products Group North America product manager. "The response we received during the 'Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest' shows just how energetic and creative that future looks."
Complete contest details are available online at www.FMCcrop.com/contest.