Calling all singers! The Bears' National Anthem contest will allow one lucky winner to sing the Star Spangled Banner at the team's Dec. 24th game against the Arizona Cardinals. The winner will also receive a custom Bears jersey and four tickets to the game.
"Very few fans get the chance to be on-field or even on the sidelines for a game," said Bears director of events and game presentation Katlin Strange, "but this person will get to stand on the 50-yard line and sing our National Anthem in front of 63,000 fellow Chicago Bears fans AND their Chicago Bears – becoming a part of the most important presentation element we need to kick off our game!
"Each season we look for ways to improve our game presentation and better engage with our fans. We have been discussing doing a contest like this for a few seasons and are so excited to finally see it come to life."
Contestants must fill out the entry form at ChicagoBears.com/NationalAnthemContest and submit an video recording of them singing the national anthem to Entertainment@Bears.nfl.net to be considered. Requirements include:
- Loud clear voice (please avoid background noise)
- Cannot exceed two minutes
- Include name, age, city
- Cell Phone Recording – please shoot horizontally
- Encouraged to show Bears Pride (gear/swag) but not required
Review criteria will include stage presence/performance, vocal quality and preparation.
Complete entries must be received by Oct. 13th, 2023. Contestants selected for in-person final round auditions will be notified by email starting Oct. 23rd. Final round auditions will be held at Halas Hall on Nov. 14th. The grand prize winner will be notified by Dec. 1st, 2023.
Contestants must be at least 13 years of age as of September 18, 2023. Any contestant under the age of 18 must be entered by a parent/guardian. No purchase necessary. See official rules for more details.