View Full Version : Mya-Moe From Our House to yours WINNER!

05-09-2010, 12:23 PM
We originally were going to have a video with a brief tour of our home & Mya-Moe shop, plus the announcement of the winner. But, it was way too long. We'll post the tour video later on this thread. Thanks for all your submissions. They were awesome. Be kind--the judging was really difficult.


Gordon & Char

05-09-2010, 12:31 PM
What a great time I had submitting and listening to the other posts. Congrats to all. It got me playing more and I am now looking forward to writing more. Thanks Mya-Moe.

05-09-2010, 12:40 PM
Grats to all the winners!

05-09-2010, 12:45 PM
We will get out private messages to all the people who submitted videos by Wednesday noon (PDT). If you don't receive a message, let us know.

05-09-2010, 12:49 PM
great contest, congrats to all the winners!

Thanks alot Mya-Moe will be saving up for one of those ukes in the future!

05-09-2010, 01:20 PM
Thanks for the great opportunity. Hopefully we'll see another Mya-Moe contest soon. =]

05-09-2010, 01:24 PM
congrats to all the winners.

Im off to get some video making classes :)

05-09-2010, 01:28 PM
MAN! I saw the viddy that won, and I LOVED IT! I'm so glad - that awesomeness totally deserved some mighty props. Actually, there were so many viddies I watched that just....really knocked me over with pure awesome. If I forgotten to comment on anyone's viddy, please let me know!
Man, you guys say such nice things. Going to blush for a few weeks now.

05-09-2010, 01:43 PM
Oh my god i'm speechless! There were so many great videos! I never knew i had a chance!! Thank you sooo much for having this competition!

05-09-2010, 01:49 PM
Yay! Thank you so much to Mya-Moe Ukuleles for hosting the contest, haha I am really honored to be in this contest it may help me become known :cool:, although it was a very long wait and the last few hours were absolutely terrifying even the suspension too when I watched the video on this thread, my heart was racing, maybe even broke the world record for the world's fastest heart rate, when I saw in bold letters Mya-Moe From Our House to yours WINNER! this was one adventure and it has given me that spark to write more original songs. Thank you so so much for the very nice comments both from, Char and Gordon - the real deal, I was just blown away when you said my name haha, I remember looking at the the 3 prizes that would be won by the 3 lucky winners, as for 3rd it was a T-shirt and an Ukulele strap, I know for sure that T-shirt won't belong in the closet, hek no! It's going to be pinned down to my wall with some other hawaiin poster's I've been collecting, some might think it's wrong but I think its where it belongs, of course I'll wear it on special occasions maybe local ukulele get-togethers or other things, to remind me of the crazy creative contest I entered and to show/say "hey even though I didn't win 1st prize I still have a remarkable souvenir that may not be new Ukulele, but it shows that I've been on a road with you know, traffic lights and stop signs, and other cars, but not only that; but a road I took time to drive on and make my way to success, and I take respect for that" (I cant drive yet but soon) And for the Ukulele Strap, I'll be using plently! :p

I really want to also thank in the process of the wait, these people for their comments that built up my structure of confidence - from Ukulele Underground Members from both on UU & YouTube:

velvetsiren, bonesigh, B.Uke, ereuku, ashlychantel, markfromindiana, sebi, musicmonsterw, naitbliss, kelseybum91 (labwestukester, 1st prize winner Congratulations, by the way i ended up not kicking your butt, as said on your comment on youtube), Shoepixie (shoepixie, 2nd prize winner haha dangit you beat me, very nice stop animation not bad at all for a first timer), revdrkate, provines (0SkippyTheClown0), simplekine, Adie227, Kubelman001 (wross001), Ian808 (irielystix808), TheUkulazy, gioconbrio (thingsBIGthe), fourstringsisplenty.

-And lastly my Dad for helping me put together my entry, thanks Dad ;)

Thank you all again, I enjoyed all of your incredibly unique videos.
You can add me on YouTube as well: needofriendly is the name, I haven't made any videos but I will soon for sure!

05-09-2010, 02:06 PM
This was a great contest! I'm glad I didn't have to do any judging, they were all so great. Congratulations to all the winners!!

05-09-2010, 02:13 PM
Yes, congratulations to you lucky winners! Definitely three of my favorites--though I can't imagine picking just three from all these great videos. Thanks so much for the contest, Gordon and Char. And thanks so much to everyone in the UU community for welcoming me.

05-09-2010, 02:26 PM
I haven't made any videos but I will soon for sure!

You'd better! I want to hear more of those great songs, man! I'm sure I'm not the only one, either.
Needo's got the right idea - I might have just gotten way too shy and taken my viddy down had it not been for the awesome encouragement and feedback in the comments. WOW, people have been so supportive and cool!

05-09-2010, 02:42 PM
Thanks for running contest, Gordon and Char! Congratulations to the winners! and also to all who entered. I don't enter contests very much but this one has been a lot of fun. There was a great sense of community around this one. I enjoyed watching the videos and reading the opinions of those involved.

If all contests were this much fun, I might enter more of them.

05-09-2010, 03:03 PM
That was the first time I'd entered a uke contest, and they're a great way of making you get something done. Hope to enter some more now I've discovered UU. Congratulations to Needofriendly, Shoepixie & labwestukester, and thanks to Gordon, Char and UU for the contest!

05-09-2010, 03:23 PM
great stuff...congrats everybody

05-09-2010, 03:30 PM
This contest was just the "boot in the ass" I needed to start doing videos. This was my first of many. You just created a monster! Thanks...I think lol

05-09-2010, 03:39 PM
Thanks Mya-Moe for the great contest. What a great opportunity to get my first exposure to creating a music video. Some of those videos really set the bar for home grown video production. Congratulations to the Winners. You diserve the props.

05-09-2010, 03:53 PM
Congratulations you three, well deserved. And congratulations to everyone who took the time to make an entry. I'd missed Kelsey's song the first time round, so that was a pleasant surprise, too.

05-09-2010, 04:35 PM
It's usually disappointing when you don't win, and I sure did want that uke bad, but I'm not disappointed at all! This also forced me to make a song that is at least relatively complete, even if I plan to work on that one more in the future. And I've started making some uke videos now! So thank you very much guys =)

I've still not been able to watch them all (I am determined to make time tomorrow) so it was the first time I'd seen any of these 3 videos. They were awesome guys, and kelsey has got a really cool voice!

All in all, I'm very pleased with this contest, good work guys!

Uke SKywalker
05-09-2010, 07:23 PM
What a great contest, and congratulations to the winners from everyone in the Denver Uke Community!!!

05-09-2010, 09:12 PM
Congratulations guys, great vids! Thank you for the contest Gordon and Char! You guys seem like the coolest people ever!

05-09-2010, 11:55 PM
congrats to the winners! ;)

05-10-2010, 02:02 AM
I would like to thank Mya-Moe for having this contest it was very fun and introspective I believe for everyone, and though my budget does not allow me to purchase a Mya-Moe now. I know in the future one is on my list. It's always nice getting a chance to know everyone just a little bit more, and each video you put out I believe does that. I enjoyed every ones videos they were great.

05-10-2010, 06:09 AM
Contests always give you a reason to stretch yourself. It is neat to see everyone's entries. Congrats to the winners, they deserved the top slots. Keep on playing! This contest inspired me to start a Mr. Rogers song contest. Not as cool a prize but a contest nonetheless.

05-10-2010, 08:46 AM
Congratulations, guys!

And thank you, Gordon and Char for having this contest!

Public Enemy
05-10-2010, 02:11 PM
Im with everyone else ....Awesome guys



05-10-2010, 02:29 PM
Here's the video of the shop tour that was *way* too long to put into the Winner Announcement video!


05-10-2010, 04:44 PM
Here's the video of the shop tour that was *way* too long to put into the Winner Announcement video!

Nice tour of your workshop! You have a great place in the mountains. Thanks for the tour. Makes me want a resonator uke from you guys even more.

05-10-2010, 06:32 PM
Thank you to everyone for all the kind words! I've been away from the internet since sunday and just finally got to read it all! This has been an amazing contest. Sitting down and writing my song made me think of alot of things and honnestly did take me back to great times. This was my first entry to a ukulele contest ever! but i hope to keep putting my songs out there. I also hope you will all keep listening. I started playing ukulele just before last december and its been the best disscision i ever made! Shoepixie and Needofriendly Congrats! You both amazing and you should def know it! Actually Congradulations to everyone who entered. It takes alot of work and bravory to put videos up like this, never mind ones that you know are going to be judged! I hope to hear more from you all!!
And i hope everyone keeps in touch!
Thank you so much for this compition!

05-10-2010, 09:02 PM
Congrats to the winners!

I too would like to thank Mya-Moe for hosting this contest. Although I am relatively new here and have participated in several UU hosted contests, THIS contest brought out MUCH more of the talent this site has to offer. Maybe it was the theme that made the difference... maybe it was the prize? I tend to think it was the theme. Everyone can relate to home, no? It was an excellent idea!

I know that if nothing else came from this contest, I finally finished a song that had been kicking around in my head for over a year, but I could never find the right lyrics for it. The theme for this contest just brought them right out. Now I can finally put this song to rest! :cool:

Thanks again to Mya-Moe.

And Kelsey, we look forward to seeing your first video with your NEW uke!

05-11-2010, 06:18 AM
Congrats to everyone of you, it seems you all had a lot of fun, and the results are just beautiful.

let me put all three winners into one post

1st place:


2nd place:


3rd place:


05-11-2010, 02:37 PM
It was fun watching all the talent. Thnx for the great contest and congrats to all te winners. Love it that you also have something for everyone who submitted a vid:bowdown:

05-11-2010, 06:39 PM
Thanks for having the contest! It was great to see all the different entries (I'm sure I didn't see all of them!) - one more reason why YouTube should replace television! Interactive and fun :) So much talent! Just great all around.

05-12-2010, 03:23 PM
Congratulation to all the winners, and to everyone who submitted a video. It was great to see so much creativity! Awesome!