National Anthem Contest

Show off your talent!

California State Games is hosting an online competition to find a National Anthem Singer for the Opening Ceremonies at Qualcomm Stadium on July 13th, 2018


Contest Entry Deadline: May 1st, 2018

*Contestants must...

  • be an individual or group who can sing the National Anthem without accompaniment
  • be available to sing in San on July 13, 2018 at SDCCU Stadium with a 12pm sound check and 7pm performance. 
  • use their own transportation and lodging
  • be California Resident(s)

*Every contestant is REQUIRED to send an email to that contains your name, address, age, phone number, and email address.


Congratulations to Sanlyn Carter!  Sanlyn will perform at the 2018 California State Games Opening Ceremonies!


National Anthem singers are considered volunteers of the Games and the winner will receive a complimentary volunteer t-shirt, free parking and 10 general admission tickets to the Opening Ceremonies.

How do I enter?

  1. Post a video of yourself singing the National Anthem to the California State Games Facebook Page


  1. Post a video of yourself singing the National Anthem to Youtube and email the link to 

Finalist Scoring & Voting:

60% of score: Judges' ranking
40% of score: Finalist rankings determined by number of fan votes made through the CSG Voting Page after May 1st.

The finalists will be determined by a panel of judges after May 1st, and finalists’ videos will be posted to the California State Games Voting Page and shared on social media. The public will be able to vote for their favorite finalist through the CSG Voting Page. Finalists and fans are encouraged to share their video and spread the word on social media and promote the CSG Voting Page.

After voting closes, the winner will be determined by judges ranking (60%) + votes ranking (40%).  The winner will be will notified and announced on social media.

Sports Competition Singers:

Some of CSG sports competitions have opportunities for volunteer National Anthem singers throughout the weekend of July 12-15. After the contest, a Cal State Games representative will email local finalists with sports competition opportunities. 

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your entry!