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Entries open for NCBA’s National Anthem Contest


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is looking for a singing star to open the 2022 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Houston. The 9th annual NCBA National Anthem Contest, sponsored by Norbrook, is accepting entries for this opportunity through Oct. 15, 2021.

The contest winner will perform the Star-Spangled Banner at the convention’s Opening General Session on Feb. 1, 2022, as well as the Thursday night NCBA event on Feb. 3. The winner will also receive round trip airfare to Houston, a hotel room for three nights, free convention registration, plus a pair of boots, jeans, and a shirt from Roper or Stetson.

Any member of NCBA, the American National CattleWomen, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, or family member, are eligible to participate in the contest. (However, previous NCBA National Anthem Contest winners are not eligible.)

Once a finalist is chosen on Oct. 25, videos will be posted to the convention website. Voting will then be open to the public from Nov. 1 to Nov. 19, 2021 (one vote per person per day), and the winner will be announced Nov. 22, 2021.

If singing isn’t your thing and you want a unique trade show experience, NCBA is also seeking students for internships. Up to 18 interns will be selected and will be responsible for setting up the indoor arena, assisting at committee meetings and Cattlemen’s College, posting on social media, and contributing in the NCBA booth.

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