NFPA announces national anthem singer contest for 2016 Conference & Expo

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March 1, 2016 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is holding its third annual online contest to select “The Star Spangled Banner” singer(s) for this year’s General Session at the NFPA Conference & Expo in Las Vegas on Monday, June 13, 2016. 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 27th to be considered. Finalists will be selected by a panel of judges and their videos will be posted online for public voting between April 1 and April 24, 2016.

The contest winner(s) will receive a roundtrip flight to Las Vegas, 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 April 27th.

“The national anthem singer contest has been a fun and exciting addition to the Conference & Expo these last two years for attendees, NFPA staff, and contest applicants alike,” said Linda Bailey, division manager of Conferences & Meetings at NFPA. “Each year, we have enjoyed an outstanding performance from our winners, so this year’s winner(s) will have big shoes to fill. We look forward to finding out who will win the opportunity to sing for us this year!”

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 educational 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

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