Friday, March 25, 2011 12:18 PM
The Iowa Sports Foundation announced today the kick-off of its first ever National Anthem competition. The competition is an opportunity for Iowans to show their talents for a chance to be selected to sing the National Anthem at the Summer Iowa Games Opening Ceremony.
The 25th Anniversary Summer Iowa Games Opening Ceremony will be held on July 15, 2011 in Jack Trice Stadium in Ames. The winner will also have the opportunity to perform at an Iowa Cubs baseball game in August.
Singers have until April 18 to submit a video of themselves or a group singing the National Anthem. After the April 18 deadline, a panel of judges will determine the top videos. Up to five finalists will be selected. These videos will be posted on the Iowa Sports Foundation Facebook fan page, the Iowa Games web site and the ISF Youtube channel on April 25.
Fans will have one week to vote for their favorite National Anthem performer. The voting polls will close on May 1 and the National Anthem competition winner will be announced on the ISF Facebook page and the Iowa Games web site on May 2.
2011 National Anthem Competition
March 24: Participants may begin submitting videos
April 18: All video submissions due by 12:00a.m.
April 25: Top 5 Videos announced/week of voting begins to determine top performer
May 1: Voting period ends at 12:00a.m.
May 2: National Anthem competition winner announced
For additional competition and video submission information visit iowagames.org, like us on Facebook at facebook.com/iowasportsfoundation, call the Iowa Games office (toll-free) at 1-888-777-8881 or e-mail the Iowa Games at firstname.lastname@example.org.