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Friday, February 23, 2024
Feb. 23, 2024

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Kids sought for national anthem singing contest

By , Columbian staff writer

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary is hosting “Get Excited for the Red, White and Blue,” a national anthem singing contest for kids in kindergarten through 12th grade. Kids in two grade divisions (K-8 and 9-12) can showcase their talent, display their patriotism and express their creativity while competing for their share of $2,000 in national awards.

Contestants must submit a video of their solo vocal performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Entries will be judged on vocal ability, mastery of lyrics, originality or interpretation and entertainment value. The first-place winner from each auxiliary advances to the state competition. The state first-place winner in each grade division will be forwarded to Auxiliary National Headquarters. There will be national winners in each grade division, with awards for first, second and third place.

Videos must be uploaded to YouTube and submitted to Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary along with a completed entry form for judging. Videos must be recorded between July 1 and March 31, 2024. Entries must be submitted to VFW Auxiliary Vancouver Post 7824, 400 N. Andresen Road, Vancouver, by March 31. For more details, contact Marie McEnry at 360-921-2755 or mariemcenry@gmail.com. Visit vfwauxiliary.org/what-we-do/youth-activities for eligibility requirements, contest rules and entry forms. Learn more about the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary at www.vfwauxiliary.org.