NFPA opens annual National Anthem Singer Contest submission period for NFPA Conference & Expo

Blog Post created by laurenbackstrom Employee on Feb 15, 2017

We are officially holding our 4th annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Boston on Sunday, June 4th - and the submission period opens today!


If you (or your group of up to 5 singers) want to share your talent with our Conference attendees, please submit an audition video through our website, or through our Facebook page by March 15th. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and then public voting will choose a winner.


Voting will take place on the NFPA website and through a Facebook Live poll from 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) to 2:00 PM ET on March 20, 2017 - so mark the date! Viewers will be able to vote once for their favorite entry during this time.


The contest winner(s) will receive a roundtrip flight to Boston, one-night hotel accommodations and full conference registration to the NFPA Conference & Expo where they will perform the national anthem in front of more than 3,000 attendees. The winner(s) will be announced on March 27th.


For a complete set of rules, please visit