With singing contests being the rage on television these days and patriotism being at a high level, FMC Corporation is offering major cash prizes “for student in agriculture to showcase their patriotic singing skills.” The company issued a reminder of the contest entry period that began March 15 and ends June 30.

The entry process requires an audition video of a young person singing the National Anthem. Full details about the program are available at www.FMCcrop.com/contest. Entrants of the "Stand and Be Heard Anthem Singing Contest" must be a member of a national ag-related student organization, such as FFA, 4-H or a student NAMA chapter, with plans to pursue a career in agriculture or agribusiness. Entries received will be posted to the contest Web page and a public online voting phase to determine the finalists begins on July 2. Anyone will be able to go online to the same Web site as where contest details are currently posted, www.FMCcrop.com/contest,to vote to determine the top four finalists. Finalists will be announced on August 22.

Videotaped interviews and performances of the four finalists will then be aired on national agricultural TV with online voting to determine the grand prize winner. Voting for finalists will take place between September 24 and October 19. Three of the finalists will each receive a $5,000 college scholarship. The grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 scholarship. Winners will be announced on October 24.