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carpekd
08-21-2009, 01:20 PM
CARP'S ORIGINAL UKULELE CONTEST!!!

Ok, here is my first contest. I've listed out the rules below:

You must start the video with you saying "This is for carp's original ukulele contest"
The song must be an original song written by yourself. Others may play/sing in the video, but you must play in it also
A ukulele must be used in the song. Other accompanying instruments are welcomed and encouraged, but you must have a ukulele in there.
Your song can be of any genre
Your video must have SINGING
You may submit only 2 songs
NO COVERS!


Here is how I will judge the winner:

Originality of the song
Complexity
Innovation... use your imagination
Good video production will carry some merit... but a great song is still priority
I don't have a favorite genre... I like them all, so please submit all originals no matter what the genre!


DEADLINE: December 1st

The Prize:
The winner will receive any ukulele of their choice under $200 from MGM's ebay store...

- Carp

carpekd
08-21-2009, 01:21 PM
ENTRIES:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYHeCME-QyU - Astro Song by Fudgers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIljwyQAeMQ - Singing in the Cold Shower by swallowedbyafish
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjqhT-CZHXU - cornfedgroove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwrxq0sseI - The Work Sucks Song by AnnaUK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erv-jR3s_Dc - The Good Girl Song by Crizti
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTjDlL6r3Qk - Hipster Love Song by Crizti (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsOswuslmdI - fozo80
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_WpjZFp9ys - fozo80 (2)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueKJ9ll55qc - World of Ukulele by ogikloavailable
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC90zBN21zU - Ocean Song by erubank
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-e2UP9YZcQ - Played a Slow Song by mhh
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNPEOwBl7EY - Forever True by beeploop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0cFASdzXvc - Old Road by ukemonster
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMRVcOmGXSQ - My Girl by ChamorroDT
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAMQfAm9pfU - Crab-fax by Fudgers
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYO0fxHivAU - Robotic Hobo by camface
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZyNYi6SuRo - Banana Boat by lilpop
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cslWh0e9W68 - kangatheroo

Bratset
08-22-2009, 01:41 AM
Cool contest!

swallowedbyafish
08-23-2009, 10:37 AM
Well, I started writing a song for this contest, but then I realized it was just "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow with different lyrics.

Oops.

Bratset
08-23-2009, 12:17 PM
Well, I started writing a song for this contest, but then I realized it was just "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow with different lyrics.

Oops.

haha lol :shaka:

SamWise
08-24-2009, 10:56 AM
I got some songs sitting around that I'm SURE I can uke up for this.....

XxDaAznGuyxX
08-25-2009, 03:17 AM
Deff will be working on this :)

Capt Amazo
08-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Oh I am SOOO entering this contest. If nothing else it will encourage me to finish one of my songs.

I hope I do well, and good luck to everyone!!! :D

ukemonkey
08-27-2009, 06:27 AM
yeah, i really want a go at this one- what a fantastic prize.
thanks for putting it on.
(oh and could you not let anyone else know about it!)

cornfedgroove
08-28-2009, 06:57 AM
as long as the song is priority...all the cool videos seem to be edited and have all kinds of neat stuff, but not all of us can do that. Sometimes I think a lesser song stands out over a better one due simply to presentation.

swallowedbyafish
08-28-2009, 03:51 PM
Here's my entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIljwyQAeMQ
It's definitely not "Can't Smile Without You" :P

I had two good takes before this, but on the first one I ran out of film and on the second one the camera ran out of battery. It was soooo frustrating. I guess that's what I get for challenging myself with finger picking and alternate chord inversions...

cornfedgroove
08-28-2009, 07:33 PM
yo, here's my first entry...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjqhT-CZHXU

sebi
08-30-2009, 12:42 AM
what a cool contest, and what a cool prize :love:

if i can write a good song until december i will definitely enter!

LindsayOfSaturn
09-01-2009, 06:12 PM
I'll definately try to finish my song for this badboy. Great contest, great prize, thanks for putting htis on.

moosenamedmorton
09-03-2009, 01:06 PM
This is exciting! No offense to covers, there are covers out there that are better than anything I could hope to accomplish, but I'm glad to see a contest with only originals. It's much more fun to me seeing something someone worked on and accomplished themselves.

I'm on youtube if you can spare half a moment www.youtube.com/user/moosenamedmorton (http://www.youtube.com/user/moosenamedmorton)

Uncle Rod Higuchi
09-03-2009, 01:39 PM
Never done one completely original from scratch, but I sure want to give it a try.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Choboy
09-09-2009, 03:46 PM
time to start writing!
luckily i have till december =D

JIKvig
09-10-2009, 03:51 AM
Darn, I wish I had some writing skills....
Nice contest!

AnnaUK
10-13-2009, 01:20 PM
OK here's my attempt LOL

The Work Sucks Song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIwrxq0sseI

Completely made up, nothing at all to do with where I work. Ha ha. Of course not... :confused:

carpekd
10-13-2009, 02:12 PM
Great entries so far! Keep em coming!

mrplatypus70
10-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Well, I started writing a song for this contest, but then I realized it was just "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow with different lyrics.

Oops.

You would not believe how many times I have "written" songs that already exist, damn those people for going back in time and stealing all my good ideas!!!

Crizti
10-13-2009, 07:41 PM
I am soooo not the whiz when it comes to video stuff.... but I did write these songs and doing the little movies was challenging and fun!

Entry One:
The Good Girl Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erv-jR3s_Dc

Entry Two:
Hipster Love Song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTjDlL6r3Qk

Thanx for the Contest!
Good luck to all!

fozzo80
10-21-2009, 04:05 AM
thought i would give it a go so here we are :
entry 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsOswuslmdI

entry 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_WpjZFp9ys

ogikloavailable
10-21-2009, 02:45 PM
wow,nice contest,damn i think i'm too late to know this thread anyway

I'm in

ogikloavailable
10-25-2009, 02:42 PM
My First entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueKJ9ll55qc

thanks :)

camface
10-26-2009, 01:04 PM
How do you feel about parodies?

carpekd
10-26-2009, 05:31 PM
How do you feel about parodies?

well.... parodies are based on music written by other people (and most of the time use the same music), so I'll have to say no to the parodies on the basis of this being an all around original contest.

:cheers:

erubank
10-27-2009, 06:57 AM
Had a song lying about, so I thought I'd participate instead of just lurk, as is my usual behaviour. So, for all you insomniacs out there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IC90zBN21zU

mhh
11-01-2009, 03:04 PM
Here's my 1st entry! It's a song I wrote a while ago, called "Played a Slow Song". I wanted to submit this recording since it's a bit different from the other entries so far :) I hope you all enjoy!

EDIT: I forgot to include the link >.< here it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-e2UP9YZcQ

Professor Palmer
11-02-2009, 08:39 AM
Is the outcome also based on... tasteful music? Because I'm sure I could write some dissonant and incoherent stuff to call it original. :)

carpekd
11-02-2009, 03:32 PM
so, the deadline. . . does that mean we are allowed to submit entries on Dec. 1st, or do they have to be in before then?

I'll take entries until 11:59 pm Central US time on dec. 1st :)

UkuVinny
11-17-2009, 10:00 AM
Why didn't I see this earlier?? I better get to work!

carpekd
11-17-2009, 02:34 PM
Yep! deadline is coming up!

beeploop
11-23-2009, 06:06 PM
here's my entry
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNPEOwBl7EY

fozzo80
11-26-2009, 01:46 AM
its nearly over good luck all.

sammachia
11-29-2009, 09:38 AM
so, the deadline. . . does that mean we are allowed to submit entries on Dec. 1st, or do they have to be in before then?

carpekd
11-29-2009, 09:41 AM
so, the deadline. . . does that mean we are allowed to submit entries on Dec. 1st, or do they have to be in before then?

I'll take entries until 11:59 pm Eastern US time on dec. 1st :)

ukemonster
11-30-2009, 01:40 AM
Heres my entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0cFASdzXvc

thanks for the contest, great one.

Good luck everyone:D

Crizti
12-01-2009, 11:00 AM
Good Luck to everyone that entered!

ChamorroDT
12-01-2009, 12:46 PM
Here's my entry!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMRVcOmGXSQ

- - - - -

Good luck to all, and THANKS CARPEKD for this wonderful opportunity. :D

carpekd
12-01-2009, 01:43 PM
Deadline is hours away!

Fudgers
12-01-2009, 03:25 PM
Here's my second entry
last minute!
it's called crab-fax :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAMQfAm9pfU

camface
12-01-2009, 03:32 PM
My entry:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYO0fxHivAU

lilpop
12-01-2009, 05:23 PM
Better late than never!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZyNYi6SuRo

Hope you guys enjoy and goodluck to everyone!

kangatheroo
12-02-2009, 05:26 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cslWh0e9W68

I completely forgot to upload this before bed last night. If you can't consider it I completely understand. Thanks for holding the contest regardless!

carpekd
12-02-2009, 01:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cslWh0e9W68

I completely forgot to upload this before bed last night. If you can't consider it I completely understand. Thanks for holding the contest regardless!

You barely made it!

Good luck to everyone who entered. Looks like I have a long task of picking the winner. I will be leaving soon on an extended christmas trip, on which I will make my decision and announce the winner on my return!

Thanks to all those who entered!

cornfedgroove
12-02-2009, 03:57 PM
good luck to everyone...

have a safe trip, bro...keep well and return soon. BTW dont let this "thoughtful post that expresses care and concern for your well-being" effect your decision in any way shape or form.

MERRY CHRISTMAS and never forget that "Wrestlin' takes commitment, yo"

fozzo80
01-13-2010, 12:43 PM
the tension is killing me, still good luck to all.

carpekd
01-13-2010, 01:25 PM
the tension is killing me, still good luck to all.

http://www.ukuleleunderground.com/forum/showthread.php?23731-Carp-s-Original-Ukulele-Contest-WINNER