Banjo Ben's Cabin Fever Contest!

by Ben Clark March 16, 2020 7 Comments

Banjo Ben's Cabin Fever Contest!

 I'm so excited! Let's redeem the downtime with a contest! 

Contest Lesson: BANJO   GUITAR   MANDOLIN

 CONGRATULATIONS CONTEST WINNERS!!!

Banjo - Aaron Paulus

Guitar - Luke Lindblom

Mandolin - Eli Fest 

Access the lessons by creating a free Silver Pick membership HERE.

Contest Submission Deadline: Sunday, 22 March, at 11:59PM Central

Rules:

  • Must submit video link to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or THIS THREAD by Sunday, March 22, at 11:59PM Central.
  • Must use hashtag #banjobencabinfever so I can find your entry!
  • Play any solo (basic, intermediate, or advanced) from the build-a-break lessons to receive an entry.
  • Receive ADDITIONAL entry for each additional instrument you attempt, up to 3 total.
  • Rhythm track is required. See next rule.
  • Use one of the JamTrack MP3’s on the lesson page to record with. The speed doesn’t matter–you choose!
  • A maximum of three entries per contestant, one for each instrument you play from the lesson.
  • US residents only (for prize purposes, unless you agree to pay shipping). See FAQ section below.
  • Video submissions must allow me to hear and see you play.
  • Each winner will receive applicable instrument prize (banjo, guitar, mandolin), Gold Pick membership time, hat, and case sticker!
  • Winner to be announced both here and on social media Monday, 23 March.
  • All contest participants give permission for me to possibly share their name, general location, and video submission both here and to social media.


    FAQs:

Do I have to be a Gold Pick member? A: No, but you must submit video link here which requires you to at least create a free Silver Pick account. You can do that HERE.

Do I have to use a JamTrack MP3 from your site to play along with? A: Yes, I want to encourage use of that resource for practice.

Do I have to play the solos perfectly? A: No, your submission can have mistakes. I want you to try!

How do I submit my video? A: Upload to YouTube, facebook, Instagram and use #banjobencabinfever or post it to this thread.

How are the winners chosen? A: I will take all eligible entries and enter them into a randomizer application that will select 3 winners.

Is shipping included if I win? A: Yes, if you are a resident of the United States. You may enter from abroad, but you are then responsible for shipping costs if you win.

If you have questions, please submit them below.

Ben Clark
Ben Clark


7 Responses

Millie Meunier
Millie Meunier

March 23, 2020

Saw this past the deadline. Fun idea though. Living my good pick membership I git for Christmas this year. Playing lots of banjo!

michelle
michelle

March 23, 2020

Love the contest. I have not submitted as i have not yet learnt the song, plus i am living Down Under in Australia. Great idea to run a contest though, i agree that all over the world there is uncertainty and stress, what a great way to change the minset. OMG I loved the video of the kids!!! Blessings to you & your family and all the banjo community.

Ed S.
Ed S.

March 20, 2020

Thanks for great lessons, positive attitude & uplifting presentation on this site. I have little doubt this is your general outlook/way of going in everyday life & it’s a great example for any situation, interaction in this, (at times) challenging old World. Peace, Ed

Ben Clark
Ben Clark

March 20, 2020

Caleb, yes you can post that hashtag either in the title or the description!

Marian Smith
Marian Smith

March 17, 2020

Oh, Ben, I should have watched your video instead of just reading the rules! Your written rules indicated using any of the “Build-A-Break” tunes and I’ve been working on another tune on and off all day. Then I decided to watch your video and you want only “Will the Circle be Unbroken”. Well, back to the drawing board…

Caleb Seth Martel
Caleb Seth Martel

March 17, 2020

So, if I post my video on my youtube channel, I would add #banjobencabinfever to the title of my video?

Todd
Todd

March 17, 2020

What a great idea! I love the community you are promoting with this contest. It is evident Who’s you are!

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