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Bosko and Honey
09-02-2009, 05:45 PM
[Edit: VOTE NOW!!!!!! Visit our website to do so!!!
YouTube Playlist of all entries HERE (http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0412F51E61B16949)]


When we came up with the concept of Ukulele Safari Australia 2010, we really wanted to involve as many people as possible and share the love around. We had so much fun on Safari around the world last year, and received such unbelievable generosity and hospitality, we felt it was time to return some favours!
If we could, we'd have flown everybody we met last year down to Oz, but we couldn't afford it, so we chose a couple of people who we knew were flexible with work, and were great performers.
But we wanted more folks to have the opportunity to join us!
So, thanks to the AMAZING AND GENEROUS SUPPORT of our wonderful sponsors MIKE DaSILVA (http://ukemaker.com/) and KIWAYA (http://www.kiwaya.com/), we can now announce a chance for someone (maybe YOU) to come to OZ and join us on the Safari!

The prize will be return airfares to the Melbourne Ukulele Festival (http://ukulelesafari.com/index.php?pid=11397), and the option to join us on Safari to Tasmania!
There will be some other prizes too, and we'll announce them as soon as we can.


Visit our website for more details!:cheers::music::D:nana:

cornfedgroove
09-02-2009, 05:58 PM
Holy smoke!

this community is fantastic. I look forward to seeing the conditions...well, maybe lol. I might not qualify.

thank you for doing this regardless

Bosko and Honey
09-02-2009, 07:23 PM
Holy smoke!

this community is fantastic. I look forward to seeing the conditions...well, maybe lol. I might not qualify.

thank you for doing this regardless
Hey, :) We don't see any reason why you wouldn't qualify! And you're welcome - we feel organising this is the least we can do considering the generosity we've been shown by so many players and various ukulele communities around the world!
Plus... it's FUN!:smileybounce:

deach
09-03-2009, 01:06 AM
What an awesome opportunity! You guys are too awesome!

Bosko and Honey
09-03-2009, 01:46 AM
You're pretty awesome yourself there deach.

UkeNinja
09-03-2009, 02:16 AM
Yay! You guys are on a roll there!
The idea of a van, and a real solid road trip (no flying this time?) in a VAN should be healthy material for a series of crazy episodes. Looking forward to it, and to the entries to your contest.

Best to the both of you!

hoosierhiver
09-03-2009, 05:01 AM
Wow! and Wow!

Bratset
09-03-2009, 05:48 AM
Wow, how awesome!
This is such an insanley awesome comunity!

mrUKETOBER
09-03-2009, 08:28 AM
We just can't hold back any more!
When we came up with the concept of Ukulele Safari Australia 2010 (http://ukulelesafari.com/index.php?pid=11395), we really wanted to involve as many people as possible and share the love around. We had so much fun on Safari around the world last year, and received such unbelievable generosity and hospitality, we felt it was time to return some favours!
If we could, we'd have flown everybody we met last year down to Oz, but we couldn't afford it, so we chose a couple of people who we knew were flexible with work, and were great performers.
But we wanted more folks to have the opportunity to join us!
So, thanks to the AMAZING AND GENEROUS SUPPORT of our wonderful sponsors MIKE DaSILVA (http://ukemaker.com/) and KIWAYA (http://www.kiwaya.com/), we can now announce a chance for someone (maybe YOU) to come to OZ and join us on the Safari!

The prize will be return airfares to the Melbourne Ukulele Festival (http://ukulelesafari.com/index.php?pid=11397), and the option to join us on Safari to Tasmania!
There will be some other prizes too, and we'll announce them as soon as we can.
There will be rules and conditions, and you'll have to agree to these and register your entry once we've set up the new competition site. We reckon it'll be ready within a week.

We just wanted to get word out 'cos it's too exciting to keep to ourselves any longer!!!!

More details HERE (http://ukulelesafari.com/index.php?pid=11472)!:cheers::music::D:nana:

wow im so in !

Bosko and Honey
09-04-2009, 03:40 PM
Glad you like it guys - we'll let you know when it's time to register, hopefully this week.


Yay! You guys are on a roll there!
The idea of a van, and a real solid road trip (no flying this time?) in a VAN should be healthy material for a series of crazy episodes. Looking forward to it, and to the entries to your contest.

Best to the both of you!

Hey UkeNinja! Thanks, man. Did you get to go to Ukulele Picnic this year?

DeG
09-04-2009, 03:59 PM
Oohh, I better start practicing my Aussie just in case...

"Good on ya mate!"
"Fair Dink'um"
"Crickey!"
"No worries..."
"Bosko and Honey are awesome!"

(If that last one is not in the vernacular yet, I'm sure it soon will be) :D

EleoCasil
09-04-2009, 04:42 PM
Can we make parodies?

UkuEroll
09-04-2009, 09:56 PM
This is the first contest that I didn't want to win, I want to he a runner up as I'd never get me wheelchair on the bus. Great contest guys, good luck everyone.

UkeNinja
09-04-2009, 10:15 PM
Hey UkeNinja!
Unfortunately no, although the weather was perfect: last year I blacked out before leaving home because of the heat, and I missed it.
I did go to Mt. Takao with the uke group of Kiyaman and Meg of Lele de Bossa. Great fun and a lot of playing. I even had an audience for two songs!

Good health to both of you!

Playscool39
09-05-2009, 03:07 AM
:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:The least I can do.

Bosko and Honey
09-05-2009, 07:05 AM
We're just so rapt to be able to offer this great prize, and really, kudos goes to Mike DaSilva and Kiwaya for making it possible, 'cos we didn't have enough cash to do it alone!

Oohh, I better start practicing my Aussie just in case...

"Good on ya mate!"
"Fair Dink'um"
"Crickey!"
"No worries..."
"Bosko and Honey are awesome!"

(If that last one is not in the vernacular yet, I'm sure it soon will be) :D
Strewth! Nuthn' wrong with your 'Strine... Blimey!

Can we make parodies?
No, sorry. As far as we can tell, there's no guarantee a parody won't be challenged by the copyright holders. We'd basically like to be able to use the entries as part of the web series, the documentary series (if there ever is one) and DVD (ditto) without having to worry about paying for songs or infringing someones copyright.

This is the first contest that I didn't want to win, I want to he a runner up as I'd never get me wheelchair on the bus. Great contest guys, good luck everyone.
If anyone does win who isn't able to come on Safari for some reason, they wouldn't have to. However, we'd like people to want to be part of the project, and not enter just for the free trip;)

Unfortunately no, although the weather was perfect: last year I blacked out before leaving home because of the heat, and I missed it.
I did go to Mt. Takao with the uke group of Kiyaman and Meg of Lele de Bossa. Great fun and a lot of playing. I even had an audience for two songs!

Good health to both of you!
And to you!:D

JCMcGee
09-05-2009, 07:56 AM
Aaaaah...I'm so excited about the competition that I wrote a song and made a video....I hope the conditions don't say "No Ugly Beardy Scotsmen!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVgR-6YGRp4

Fingers crossed!

specialmike
09-05-2009, 02:02 PM
A chance to meet the great Bosko and Honey, I'm going to try my best!

Bosko and Honey
09-06-2009, 04:55 AM
Aaaaah...I'm so excited about the competition that I wrote a song and made a video....I hope the conditions don't say "No Ugly Beardy Scotsmen!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVgR-6YGRp4

Fingers crossed!
Wow Jimmy, that was fast! Really enjoyed that! Well if beards are against the rules you could always cut it off... whatever's underneath might be a thing of great beauty:D Thanks for being the first - the registration and entry website isn't too far off.

A chance to meet the great Bosko and Honey, I'm going to try my best!:o

Yookoolaylayed
09-08-2009, 04:54 PM
I'm new to this whole community.
But I'm overwhelmed with how fantastic it is.
Cannot wait to be a part of this contest.
Looks like I'll be writing my first song for this one...

Baron K
09-09-2009, 07:10 AM
Wow - great idea and prize! I will definately enter - I'm a hug B&H fan!

russ_buss
09-09-2009, 07:31 AM
now that is one cool contest with such an awesome prize!

go go B&H! high fives for DaSilva and Kiwaya as well.:D

Bosko and Honey
09-13-2009, 06:24 AM
Well, start making your videos guys ;) Contest is ON! :D
Good luck everyone... we're really excited about all those amazing entries we're sure there'll be.
Love,
B&H

Bosko and Honey
09-13-2009, 10:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gvNbgc402s :)

Bosko and Honey
09-13-2009, 10:18 AM
Wow - great idea and prize! I will definately enter - I'm a hug B&H fan!


now that is one cool contest with such an awesome prize!

go go B&H! high fives for DaSilva and Kiwaya as well.:D

Haha! Keep it up guys... that kind of flattery might get you somewhere!

only joshing...we're entirely incorruptible.... within reason! ;)

Bosko and Honey
09-15-2009, 02:44 PM
Here are the entries we've received so far:

http://ukulelesafari.com/contest.php

CitizenSnips
09-15-2009, 04:55 PM
This inspired me to write my first Uke original, expect to see a submission from me :)

JIKvig
09-16-2009, 05:28 AM
Ah, a perfect exuse to finish my "pink sticky lovesong"!
There is no words for how awsome this contest is, but ThAnK yOu!!

Bosko and Honey
09-28-2009, 07:08 PM
Only 18 days left to submit your entry!
Here's a playlist of the video entries so far:

http://ukulelesafari.com/index.php?pid=11530

ogikloavailable
09-28-2009, 07:20 PM
:iwant:
Okay,if i have enough time,i'm in :D
besides,i haven't been there

hoosierhiver
09-29-2009, 04:18 AM
Wow - great idea and prize! I will definately enter - I'm a hug B&H fan!

Better start giving the wife extra back rubs now in case you win. ;)

thejumpingflea
09-29-2009, 04:27 AM
Man, talk about a contest!

I am going to put my heart and soul into an entry for this!!

Bosko and Honey
09-30-2009, 01:00 AM
Man, talk about a contest!

I am going to put my heart and soul into an entry for this!!

Looking forward to it!

seeso
10-05-2009, 04:28 PM
I'm so sorry guys, we can't allow this thread on UU. Currently, the rules allow the posting of contest threads only if the contest is held on UU.

Sorry...

Seeso.

seeso
10-07-2009, 06:25 AM
I've just received the okay from Rayan. This thread has been approved and will now be unlocked. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Bosko and Honey
10-07-2009, 02:28 PM
We're SO sorry for not reading the rules! We completely understand! It's very kind of UU for allowing the thread to continue - THANK YOU! :):)
btw there's only 10 days left to get your entries in! ;):D

Bosko and Honey
10-10-2009, 12:46 AM
ONE WEEK to go!
Here's a YouTube playlist of all the entries so far (The latest is from russ_buss!): http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=0412F51E61B16949
Every video is truly amazing, and you can really feel the love in each of them:D
We're getting a lot of enjoyment from watching the entries - thanks so much to those of you who have already entered!

We'll announce the runners-up prizes soon and, seeing as there's only 20 entries so far, the odds are looking pretty good ;) - so if you're thinking of entering... now's the time!

thejumpingflea
10-10-2009, 12:08 PM
Got my entry done!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPWRGVqY6gE

What a cool contest. Thanks SOOO much Bosko & Honey! You are showing just what the uke is all about.

Bosko and Honey
10-10-2009, 07:11 PM
Got my entry done!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPWRGVqY6gE

What a cool contest. Thanks SOOO much Bosko & Honey! You are showing just what the uke is all about.


Man, talk about a contest!

I am going to put my heart and soul into an entry for this!!

True to your word!
Extremely cool playing! Seems to us you're the one showing what the ukulele's about! :cool: Thank you so much for entering - we wish you the best of luck!:)

And thanks very much to DeG and russ_buss... good luck guys! We really appreciate your awesome entries too!
Anyone else who has already entered a member here? Who else is gonna enter from UU?:D

UkuLeLesReggAe
10-10-2009, 10:36 PM
Oohh, I better start practicing my Aussie just in case...

"Good on ya mate!"
"Fair Dink'um"
"Crickey!"
"No worries..."
"Bosko and Honey are awesome!"

(If that last one is not in the vernacular yet, I'm sure it soon will be) :D

lol, it isn't like that at all haha

and geez, what a great contest. Return tickets to Melbourne! IF you don't enter, you're crazy!

keonepax
10-15-2009, 03:12 AM
Only three more days to enter!

My entry is called "The Ballad of Bosko and Honey." Hope you like it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG1KitsWGtM

Baron K
10-15-2009, 10:51 AM
And here's mine:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUTlB8Zzn6U

Bosko and Honey
10-15-2009, 02:46 PM
Such fantastic entries, guys! It's weird but delightful to have songs written about you! Thank you both SO much!
We're being blown away by the diversity and quality of what's being sent in - we're truly humbled, and watching them all makes such interesting and entertaining viewing!:D

Good luck to everyone!!

If you're thinking of entering, there's about 60 hours left to do so...

Thank you also to everyone who is watching and commenting on the vids! Please also subscribe to the entrants' YouTube channels if you can and haven't already!

Bosko and Honey
10-16-2009, 03:28 AM
48 hours to go!

UKISOCIETY
10-16-2009, 04:40 PM
Finally! Here's my entry! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPYjY7A05w)

Bosko and Honey
10-16-2009, 05:45 PM
Finally! Here's my entry! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FPYjY7A05w)
What a beauty! Good luck and thank you so much for entering Ukisociety!! :) :)

If anyone else is entering, there has been a DEADLINE CHANGE...
You can now submit your entry until midnight Sunday in YOUR TIME ZONE... as per the count-down timer on our website. Hopefully this may give you a little extra chance to get your entry in.

Bosko and Honey
10-19-2009, 03:14 AM
The Contest is now closed!
A BIG "thank you" to everyone who entered, and also to everyone who is watching the videos!

There are 60 entries in all, from 15 countries. 6 of the songs are public domain, and 54 originals - quite a lot of them written especially for the contest.

We're overwhelmed by the response - they're ALL awesome!
Please support the entrants by subscribing and commenting if you can :)

There will be public voting on our website, but not for a few days at least - today there were almost 20 entries! We want to give people time to check them all out.

We'll announce more details about that and the judging stage on our website soon!

Lastly and importantly, thank you SO much to everyone at UU for allowing this contest thread to be here! You guys are the best! :rock::worship:

Bosko and Honey
10-22-2009, 07:24 PM
It's finally time, so VOTE NOW for your favourite Contest entries!!!
Visit our website Contest page for all the how-to... :D

SuperSecretBETA
10-23-2009, 10:34 AM
I woke up this morning and finally made my votes. I had two favorites. It was hard to choose between them because they were both completely different. Good luck to everyone!

UKISOCIETY
10-23-2009, 10:37 AM
(vote for meeeeee!)

Bosko and Honey
10-30-2009, 02:03 AM
Well all the votes have been counted (950 of 'em), and 26 videos got through!

Here is a playlist of the results...
http://www.youtube.com/user/boskohoney#p/c/7545189ED14C60C9

Thank you SO much to everyone who entered (you're ALL awesome!), and everyone who watched and voted...

Judging has now begun...

Bosko and Honey
11-02-2009, 04:41 PM
AND THE WINNER IS.....


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2EeNubdug (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn2EeNubdug)

Luckily our mums agreed to do the final judging!
We couldn't have chosen - TOOOO HAAARRRRD!

Congratulations to the deserving winner - problem is there were SO MANY deserving winners!

Thanks for watching and entering everybody!!!


Ok... now for some slee...e... p

DeG
11-02-2009, 04:51 PM
This contest was awesome!! I don't want to say the winners name here (watch the video!) but please write "from DeG" on a Fosters for me before you give it to him...:D

Now, I need to go meditate, I'm envious of too many things. It's not healthy!! :D

SuperSecretBETA
11-02-2009, 06:07 PM
Those late italians are pretty awesome. hahah

JCMcGee
11-02-2009, 11:58 PM
Brilliant winner!....One of my faves!

I consoled myself with this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yp9Anef5QBU

:-(

hoosierhiver
11-03-2009, 03:39 AM
It was really a cool international contest.

keithy351
11-03-2009, 04:11 AM
thank goodness an american didnt win it ;) hahahaha nah im messin with ya

Bosko and Honey
11-14-2009, 07:18 PM
Thanks for the feedback everyone - DeG, we'll definitely buy him a beer with your name on it!

JCMcGee - brilliant way to console yourself!! :D

In other news, the runners-up finalists are getting a uke each (a DaSilva or a Kiwaya) but we're gonna take the ukes on Safari first and take photos of them all over the country in scenic spots!
So they have to wait another 5 months to get their hands on them, but at least the finalists ukes get to join the safari!!!

Thanks to everyone who got involved in the Contest - we had a lot of fun!
We'll be sending a DVD of the contest to all the entrants too :)

B&H