FMC Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Contest

Chuck Zimmerman

How would you like a chance to sing the National Anthem on national tv? It’s possible if you win the FMC “Stand Up and Be Heard Anthem Contest.”

We’re investing in farming’s future with our new Anthem™ herbicide (coming soon—EPA registration pending) and $25,000 in college scholarships as prizes in our Anthem Singing Contest.

Beginning soon, enter by submitting a video of you singing the National Anthem. Videos will be posted online for popular voting to determine four finalists. The four finalists will be interviewed and their performances recorded for airing on national TV. Online voting will determine the grand prize winner.

Students must be a member of a national ag-related student organization such as FFA, 4-H or student NAMA to enter.

At Commodity Classic I visited with Rick Ekins, Anthem Brand Manager, to learn more about the contest. Students should be able to submit entries “very soon” according to the contest web page. The entry deadline is Jun 15. Online voting will begin in July and run through August 17. Four finalists will be selected from a new round of online voting. The grand prize winner will be announced October 24. Finalists receive $5,000 and the grand prize winner receives $10,000.

Listen to my interview with Rick here and learn more about Anthem too: Interview with Rick Ekins

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  1. In 1947, my freshman year at Colorado College, I wrote a 50 page term paper about our national anthem. The music was borrowed from an old English drinking song. The poetic words were written by Francis Scott Key as the shore guns at Fort McKinley were shooting at the British ships entering the harbor. Back in the late 40’s after World War II there was an interest in changing the national anthem to “America the Beautiful” or perhaps “God Bless America.” The movement didn’t get very far. Instead, we kept the more aggressive war-like poem as our national anthem. The other verses to the anthem are rarely sung. They have a hostile tone to them. By the way, I got an A+ for my English term paper. It was a thorough and rewarding assignment.