Annual National Anthem Contest

2018 National Anthem Contest

The 2018 National Anthem Contest has come to a close!

Do you have what it takes to sing the National Anthem for the 2018 Big Sky State Games Opening Ceremonies? Submit your videos in April 2018 to find out!

Montana Singers: Show Off Your Talent

The 33rd annual Big Sky State Games is July 20, 21, and 22, 2018. For the 9th year, the State Games will host a National Anthem Contest search to determine who will sing the National Antehm at the July 20, 2018 Opening Ceremonies in Billings.

Contestants Must...
  • sing the National Anthem without accompaniment
  • be available to sing in Billings during Opening Ceremonies
  • be a Montana resident

How to Enter

Post Video By April 27th

You can enter from March 9th - April 27th by posting a video of yourself singing the National Anthem, and then notifying us via email. There are two options for posting the video. You can either:

Post a video of yourself singing the National Anthem
to the Big Sky State Games Facebook page.


Post a video of yourself singing the National Anthem
to YouTube and share the link.

Notify Us

After you post your video, don't forget to send an email to that contains your name, address, age, phone number, email address, and t-shirt size. If you posted your video to youtube, be sure to include the link as well.

How the Winner is Determined

The top FIVE finalists will be determined by a panel of judges, and the five finalists' videos will then be posted to the Big Sky State Games Facebook page. The public will determine the winner via survey.

*The Big Sky State Games will provide Friday evening hotel accommodations if the winner resides out of town.

2017 National Anthem Contest Winner

Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for our talented finalists! We received a record number of votes, and are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Big Sky State Games National Anthem Contest was Abbi Lemelin.

Photo courtesy of Echo Jamieson