National Anthem Contest
2013 Winner: Payton Eyler, Fremont
Payton is a 12-year old soon-to-be 7th grader from Fremont. She has enjoyed singing since she could talk, but discovered her love of performing at a summer day care talent show a couple of years ago. She performed her very first national anthem when she was 10 for a UNO baseball game. Since then, she has sung at weddings, various FHS activities, a Stormchasers game, Relay for Life, and is a regular for Creighton athletics. She would love to eventually sing professionally! Payton is also involved in Student Council, choir, is an honor student, and enjoys softball, volleyball, basketball and track.
HOW TO ENTER: Contestants must upload their audition video to YouTube and submit a link to that YouTube video by April 21 to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to enter.
RULES: The 2013 competition is open to individuals only, no groups are allowed. All entries must be submitted with the contestant's Name, Age, Hometown, Phone Number and Email Address for their submission to be accepted.
A judging panel will determine five finalists, followed by online voting by the public via the Cornhusker State Games Facebook page. Voting will take place from April 26 through May 10. The submission with the most "Likes" will be the contest winner.
Only amateur performers from Nebraska are allowed to enter the contest. Any singer that is paid on a regular basis to perform is not eligible.
|Lindsay Aherns, Omaha||Payton Eyler, Fremont||Wade Kendle, Lincoln|
|Abby Nelson, Lincoln||Nathan Schreiter, Hallam|
WINNING SUBMISSION: The winner earns the right to perform the National Anthem at the CSG Opening Ceremonies on July 19 and will be recognized in the Nebraska Sports Council Yearbook and CSG website. Free lodging will be provided the night of the Opening Ceremonies if the winner lives more than 50 miles from Lincoln.
QUESTIONS? Contact the National Anthem Contest coordinator Travis Yound at email@example.com or call 402-471-2544.
February 23: National Anthem contest begins!
April 21: Submission deadline. All YouTube video links must be submitted by midnight on April 21.
April 26: Five finalists announced.
April 26 - May 10: Public votes for the best National Anthem submission on the CSG Facebook page. The submission with the most "Likes", wins the contest.
May 13: National Anthem contest winner announced.
July 19: Contest winner performs the Star Spangled Banner at the Cornhusker State Games Opening Ceremonies!
2012 FINALISTS: Emily Wood, Blair; Nathan Schreiter, Hallam; Jessica Poskochil, Bennet; Abigail Nelson, Lincoln and Laynee Woodward, Minden.
2012 WINNER: Laynee Woodward
2011 WINNER: The Bathtub Dogs