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Four Talented Students Sing Their Way to the Final Round

We’re Investing in farming’s future℠ with our new Anthem® and
Anthem® ATZ herbicides and $25,000 in college scholarships as
prizes in the 2014 Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest.

For four months, students from across the country submitted National Anthem performance videos. Online voting narrowed the field to 20 competitors and now a panel of judges is selecting four finalists. Come back August 4 to see who made the cut.

3/1 - 6/20
Submit your
National Anthem
Performance Video
7/7 - 7/21
Online voting to
determine the Top 20
7/22 - 8/1
Judging to determine
the four finalists
8/28 - 9/18
Online voting to
determine the grand
prize winner
Grand prize winner

After the first round of online voting, the five videos with the most votes from
each of our four voting regions will advance to the judging round.

A panel of judges, including professional musicians and FFA,
4-H and NAMA representatives will judge the videos on voice and musical talent.

The four videos with the top scores will advance to the final online voting round to determine the grand prize winner.

Caylee Anna, 4-H Alumna and Singer/Song Writer

Caylee Anna was raised in Elaville, Georgia, where she was a member of 4-H Clovers and Co. She debuted on the premiere of Duets with Jennifer Nettles on ABC. Now, Caylee Anna is a recording artist and songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee. She plays guitar and regularly performs in Music City.

Tom Davis, Music Producer

Director of music production at SeisMic Sound in Nashville, Tom Davis has served as the music producer for each year of the Anthem Contest show broadcasted on RFD-TV. Once again, he returns as judge and producer. Davis has worked as the audio producer of several country music awards ceremonies and television events.

Noelle Goodson, 2013 Anthem Contest winner

Noelle Goodson, the 2013 “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” grand prize winner will serve as a judge in this year’s contest. She was involved in FFA for five years where she has competed in soil judging and dairy foods contests, and served on the parliamentary procedure team. Goodson currently attends Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Patti LaJoye, National FFA Chorus Director

Patti LaJoye has been the National FFA Chorus Director since 1999. She taught music for 30 years and continues to direct theatrical productions as well as teach private piano, strings and voice lessons. This is her second year serving as judge in the FMC Anthem Contest.

Kenna Rathai, NAMA President

Kenna Rathai serves as associate director of the American Agricultural Editors’ Association and provides writing, media relations and strategic counsel to marketing communications firms and companies as an independent public relations professional. She also serves as the 2014 president of the National Agri-Marketing Association.

Voting Regions