NCBA Poetry, Anthem Contests Prepare to Head for Finish Lines
Finalists for the fifth annual National Anthem Contest are: Josie Foglesong (Astoria, Ill.), Prairie Rose Robbins (Brookville, Kan.), Kari Wheeler (Biggs, Calif.) and Jenna Spangler (Marietta, Ill.)
Finalists for the Cowboy Poetry Contest are: Mike Williams (Acton, Calif.), Jeff "Tigger" Erhardt (Mayetta, Kan.), Ronald McKay (Elk Point, S.D.), Clyde Chess (Rush, Colo.), Tyrel Templar (Canyon, Texas) and Annie Mackenzie (Jordan Valley, Ore.)
Winner of the anthem contest wins an expense paid trip to New Orleans to sing the anthem at the convention Opening General Session and at the Friday night Cowboy Concert Series event. The top three winners of the poetry contest will perform their poems live at the Cowboy Concert Series. The winner will receive a free trip to the convention, and their poetry published in National Cattlemen newspaper and on the organization's website, pending proof of copyright.
Public voting for winners opened Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 4, 2018. Winners will be announced Dec. 5. To view finalists and cast your vote (one vote per location per day), or to register for the convention, go to www.convention.beefusa.org.