The third annual FMC “Stand & Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest” is in progress. FMC is inviting agricultural students to sing the National Anthem for scholarship prizes, and wants ag retailers to encourage customers to have their children between ages of 13 to 21 enter the singing contest.

Video entries can be submitted online at< until June 20. To participate, entrants must be a member of a national ag-related student organization, such as NAMA, FFA or 4-H.

From July 7-21, an online voting process will determine the top 20 semi-finalists. These semi-finalists will then be judged by panelists, who will determine the final four. Three of the four finalists will receive a $5,000 college scholarship; the grand prize winner will win a $10,000 scholarship after a second round of online voting from Aug. 18 to Sept. 18 once professionally produced videos are loaded to the FMC website.

The contest’s four finalists go to Nashville to record their professional video renditions of the National Anthem with a team of professional musicians and Tom Davis, director of music production at SeisMic Sound.