March 5, 2015
– The National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) is holding its second annual online contest to select a singer of the National Anthem at this year’s General Session of the NFPA Conference & Expo
in Chicago on Monday, June 22, 2015. Solo performers or established groups of up to five singers must submit their audition video through the NFPA website
or NFPA Facebook page
by March 29.
Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and their videos will be posted online for public voting between April 1 and April 20, 2015.
The contest winner(s) will receive a roundtrip flight to Chicago, one-night hotel accommodations and full conference registration to the NFPA Conference & Expo, where they will perform the national anthem in front of over 3,000 attendees. The winner(s) will be announced on April 27. “The national anthem singer contest went over so well last year; attendees really enjoyed our winner’s rendition of the National Anthem during General Session. We’re holding the contest again this year to continue to add that fun and interactive element to Conference & Expo which everyone can enjoy, while providing an opportunity for our attendees to show their patriotism,” said Linda Bailey, division manager of Conferences & Meetings at NFPA.
Bringing together thousands of people and serving as the premier event in the fire protection, life safety, and electrical industries, the annual conference features more than 100 education sessions, hands-on training, numerous networking opportunities, and hundreds of product displays featuring the industries’ leading suppliers.
For complete contest rules and instructions on how to enter, please visit www.nfpa.org/anthem.
About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. NFPA develops more than 300 codes and standards to minimize the possibility and effects of fire and other hazards. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed at no cost at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.
Contact: Lorraine Carli, Public Affairs Office: +1 617 984-7275