Are you interested in singing the National Anthem at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show? The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture will select a different singer to perform the National Anthem to begin each day of the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show.
Eligibility: In order to be eligible for selection, you must:
- be a legal resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
- be available on at least one day of the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show (which runs from January 7 through January 14, 2017) to be on-site at the Farm Show Complex by 7:30 a.m. to sing the National Anthem at 7:45 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: Upload a single video of yourself singing the National Anthem from start-to-finish, without instrumental accompaniment, to the Farm Show Facebook page (http://facebook.com/pafarmshow), and do so between Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 12:00 a.m. EST and Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 11:59 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 send you a facebook message confirming receipt of the video. If you do not receive a confirmation message within 3 days of submitting your video, please contact PDA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After You Apply: PDA will review all of the videos it receives and, at its sole discretion, select eight persons to sing the National Anthem at the 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show. Winners will be notified via Facebook messenger within three (3) days following selection. If a winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, is less than 18 years of age and cannot obtain written consent of a parent or guardian, or for any other reason is unavailable or unwilling to sing, PDA will select a substitute singer.
If You Are Selected to Sing: You must be at the Farm Show Complex by 7:30 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.