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rayan
06-29-2008, 10:42 AM
http://ukuleleunderground.com/images/bugsgearfront.jpghttp://ukuleleunderground.com/images/bugsgearback.jpg

It was officially announced at the last open mic, but heres this month's contest. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to spread the UU as far as you can. How you do this is up to you. Print out flyers, wear your UU shirt on local television, post a blog about the website, make an announcement at a local Ukulele group, the method is up to you! The catch? How you spread the word about ukulele underground will determine how many entries you get for the drawing for this ukulele. For example, posting a blog post will get you 1 ticket in, while printing a giant UU sticker and putting it on the back of your truck (i.e. Dino) will get you 10 tickets.

The Prize: Blue Concert Size Bugsgear electric Ukulele

The UU staff will determine how much tickets each entry method will receive. To submit your entry, just post what you did in this thread with some kind of proof that you did it.

Entries will be accepted until July 29 and the live drawing will be on July 31st. Good luck and have fun!

Contest sponsored by Musicguymic (http://stores.ebay.com/Musicguymics-Room) and his ebay store. Much Mahalos to him.

JackT
06-29-2008, 10:47 AM
im so in cant wait to get started :nana: thanks MGM

tripl3thr33
06-29-2008, 10:50 AM
ooo, time to get started for this one. i've always wanted one of these eleukes.

davoomac
06-29-2008, 11:20 AM
OOH SMART! This'll be really fun too!

Will it be measured by how many referrals you can get too?

h-drix
06-29-2008, 11:23 AM
i got big plans...big

UkuleleBlake
06-29-2008, 11:41 AM
Sounds great. Can you post multiple blogs per website?

h-drix
06-29-2008, 11:43 AM
yea how many times can we enter cause there are a couple diffrent ways:

-many flyers: do i get one raffle per small flyer i staple. (i staple 100 flyers do i get 100 raffles?)
-flyer and something bigger- can i enter twice doing diffrent things.

Plainsong
06-29-2008, 01:25 PM
Can it be retroactive? I already have a story of spreading UU pride, and a picture of the proof. It happened last month.

Ukulele_Junkie
06-29-2008, 02:00 PM
so do we just post the pictures and examples here when they come up

rayan
06-29-2008, 02:08 PM
yea how many times can we enter cause there are a couple diffrent ways:

-many flyers: do i get one raffle per small flyer i staple. (i staple 100 flyers do i get 100 raffles?)
-flyer and something bigger- can i enter twice doing diffrent things.

Enter as many times as you want


Can it be retroactive? I already have a story of spreading UU pride, and a picture of the proof. It happened last month.

yes


so do we just post the pictures and examples here when they come up

yes

KAWIKA27
06-29-2008, 02:18 PM
printing a giant UU sticker and putting it on the back of your truck (i.e. Dino) will get you 10 tickets.

.

for real 10 tickets!?!? what if i putem on my bros car to lol:rofl:

sounds like fun!!! now what to do, hmmmm.....????

agroupuk
06-29-2008, 02:27 PM
Well heres my first entry :)

I took Ukuleleunderground out of this world and into the Fabled world of Hyboria (Age of Conan)

I announced into the OOC (out of character) channel. As there are thousands of people playing I guess this must be worth more than 1 ticket lol

I shall do the same in WOW and post a pic of that also.

Heres the proof :-

(I included a close up for those with bad vision hehe)

h-drix
06-29-2008, 02:41 PM
Enter as many times as you want

is that really far though? someone does a huge thing (make a giant sticker) and only gets 10 tickets, but if i posted 100 flyers (and showed all 100 pics) i would get 100 points. Is it me that thinks thats kinda unfair?

rayan
06-29-2008, 03:12 PM
is that really far though? someone does a huge thing (make a giant sticker) and only gets 10 tickets, but if i posted 100 flyers (and showed all 100 pics) i would get 100 points. Is it me that thinks thats kinda unfair?

No we will determine how many points people get. Making flyers are much easier than making a giant sticker.

h-drix
06-29-2008, 05:13 PM
thanks for the clarification. im hoping to get at least two things done one small when big.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-29-2008, 08:43 PM
wow, this will be exciting... although - i dunno if i will go that well. People might get about 1000 tickets hahaha! posting flyers should be easy - i could go around and put them in peoples mail box. The thing is that people could print them and then not do it -.-

davoomac
06-30-2008, 04:41 AM
What if I stand on the street corner playing my uke and preaching UU on a bullhorn? how much is that worth? :D

ChamorroDT
06-30-2008, 07:17 AM
I posted a blog, which I also had sent to blogrings that I'm a part of, so not only my friends read, but the people that are part of the blogring read as well

CHECK IT OUT!! (http://www.xanga.com/chamorrodt)

:rock:

Ame
06-30-2008, 07:28 AM
I posted a blog, which I also had sent to blogrings that I'm a part of, so not only my friends read, but the people that are part of the blogring read as well

CHECK IT OUT!! (http://www.xanga.com/chamorrodt)

:rock:

I think we're gonna get a lot of these sort of entries. haha advertising on myspace, facebook, xanga, etc. xP

So, yea I did as well. Made a UU banner, also using the UU Cali Tour and Aldrine's Banner. :)

http://www.myspace.com/NERDglasses
-Banner
-Posted various bulletins
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=20771327845
-Posted Event
-Posted Aldrine's CD link as well. :)

Hope these count for something... ><;;

Ukulele_Junkie
06-30-2008, 01:55 PM
Alright so here's my first wave of entries. First of all like to say that whatever points i get from this Terrell gets half of em.

Photoshopped a design and made some copies at kinkos about 60-70 copies in this pile.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/Flyers.jpg

The owner allowed us to display these at the Dusty String's main entrance with the rest of the business cards, upcoming events calendar, and various info.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/HPIM0920-1.jpg

Also, don't know if this will count as anything but i guess I can make a quick blog, it's actually pretty much a story of coincidence. Well as you know we met Ohta San, and we actually were not planning to go to his workshop. We actually stayed there for quite some time till we decided to go, plus the class looked like it was almost full on the roster. So we finally decided $40 each to see the Legend, heck ya! So Terrell went up to the front desk and he asked if there were available slots, and guess what 3 available slots. One for me, Angela, and Terrell. So it was like a struck of luck. As we went there, 3 people wearing UU.com shirts yeah people will look and be inquisitive to what it is, so it was a perfect place to get our name across. So many people in the workshop asked what we were about and we passed those flyers out to some people and actually got a few people interested such as: the Seattle Ukulele Player's Club Association and also a Sunday evening Hawaiian Music DJ. So yeah hopefully it was a productive day and those people we talked to will spread the news and help the site grow and the uu community will grow larger here in the Northwest. :nana:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/HPIM0918.jpg

Plainsong
06-30-2008, 03:20 PM
I let Uni and her Ukulele know about UU last month at the Uke Day in May (http://www.ukulelenurkka.net/#ukedayinmay)event by the FUN (Finnish Ukulele Network). When fellow members saw the autograph and inquired about the site, I let them in on the scoop. :D

It's a meager story compared to meeting James Hill, Ohta-san and Herb Jr., but Finland is a long way away.

http://homepage.mac.com/plainsong/uni.png

http://homepage.mac.com/plainsong/uni_uu.png

14twelve
06-30-2008, 04:10 PM
I let Uni and her Ukulele know about UU last month at the Uke Day in May (http://www.ukulelenurkka.net/#ukedayinmay)event by the FUN (Finnish Ukulele Network). When fellow members saw the autograph and inquired about the site, I let them in on the scoop. :D

It's a meager story compared to meeting James Hill, Ohta-san and Herb Jr., but Finland is a long way away.

http://homepage.mac.com/plainsong/uni.png

http://homepage.mac.com/plainsong/uni_uu.png

Hey, she's great! I just had a listen to her on MySpace. Really nice music!

FrankNoCal
06-30-2008, 05:34 PM
Alright so here's my first wave of entries. First of all like to say that whatever points i get from this Terrell gets half of em.

Photoshopped a design and made some copies at kinkos about 60-70 copies in this pile.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/Flyers.jpg

The owner allowed us to display these at the Dusty String's main entrance with the rest of the business cards, upcoming events calendar, and various info.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/HPIM0920-1.jpg

Also, don't know if this will count as anything but i guess I can make a quick blog, it's actually pretty much a story of coincidence. Well as you know we met Ohta San, and we actually were not planning to go to his workshop. We actually stayed there for quite some time till we decided to go, plus the class looked like it was almost full on the roster. So we finally decided $40 each to see the Legend, heck ya! So Terrell went up to the front desk and he asked if there were available slots, and guess what 3 available slots. One for me, Angela, and Terrell. So it was like a struck of luck. As we went there, 3 people wearing UU.com shirts yeah people will look and be inquisitive to what it is, so it was a perfect place to get our name across. So many people in the workshop asked what we were about and we passed those flyers out to some people and actually got a few people interested such as: the Seattle Ukulele Player's Club Association and also a Sunday evening Hawaiian Music DJ. So yeah hopefully it was a productive day and those people we talked to will spread the news and help the site grow and the uu community will grow larger here in the Northwest. :nana:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/HPIM0918.jpg

I think they deserve some major points for that.

Terrell
06-30-2008, 05:45 PM
Alright so here's my first wave of entries. First of all like to say that whatever points i get from this Terrell gets half of em.

Photoshopped a design and made some copies at kinkos about 60-70 copies in this pile.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/Flyers.jpg

The owner allowed us to display these at the Dusty String's main entrance with the rest of the business cards, upcoming events calendar, and various info.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/HPIM0920-1.jpg

Also, don't know if this will count as anything but i guess I can make a quick blog, it's actually pretty much a story of coincidence. Well as you know we met Ohta San, and we actually were not planning to go to his workshop. We actually stayed there for quite some time till we decided to go, plus the class looked like it was almost full on the roster. So we finally decided $40 each to see the Legend, heck ya! So Terrell went up to the front desk and he asked if there were available slots, and guess what 3 available slots. One for me, Angela, and Terrell. So it was like a struck of luck. As we went there, 3 people wearing UU.com shirts yeah people will look and be inquisitive to what it is, so it was a perfect place to get our name across. So many people in the workshop asked what we were about and we passed those flyers out to some people and actually got a few people interested such as: the Seattle Ukulele Player's Club Association and also a Sunday evening Hawaiian Music DJ. So yeah hopefully it was a productive day and those people we talked to will spread the news and help the site grow and the uu community will grow larger here in the Northwest. :nana:

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r155/ebaysellerpics/HPIM0918.jpg

wewt! great post josh^_^ thanks for printing up those flyers by da way. they came in handy big time! i'm gonan hand some more out this weekend at a hawaiin place in everett.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-30-2008, 06:56 PM
After seeing your entry ukuleleJunkie - i am no longer going to bother.

Ukulele_Junkie
06-30-2008, 07:30 PM
but its gonna be a random drawing. The more u do stuff for UU the more times your name will be put into the blind box. so its fair game for everyone that has a good imagination.

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-30-2008, 07:35 PM
but its gonna be a random drawing. The more u do stuff for UU the more times your name will be put into the blind box. so its fair game for everyone that has a good imagination.

i must have miss read it then, in that case ill do a few things for UU, not caring whether i win or not, spreading the love of UU :)

N.O.uke
06-30-2008, 10:37 PM
Well this is one of my entries and it is very cheesy seeing as how i cannot sing but yea hopefully people just read the lyrics lol.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=W8sO3XYwAnA

UkuLeLesReggAe
06-30-2008, 11:30 PM
Well this is one of my entries and it is very cheesy seeing as how i cannot sing but yea hopefully people just read the lyrics lol.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=W8sO3XYwAnA

it was...interesting.

jokes - it was good! beats what i had in mind anyway

SamIAm
07-01-2008, 03:11 PM
but its gonna be a random drawing. The more u do stuff for UU the more times your name will be put into the blind box. so its fair game for everyone that has a good imagination.

so what if i do something epic? 1 huge thing that will go down in UU history, for the contest do i get more points or is it just 1 pt per item... Ive got something in my mind thts more epic than Zelda, FF,Chrono Cross and starcraft all rolled into 1?

Ukulele_Junkie
07-01-2008, 03:31 PM
so what if i do something epic? 1 huge thing that will go down in UU history, for the contest do i get more points or is it just 1 pt per item... Ive got something in my mind thts more epic than Zelda, FF,Chrono Cross and starcraft all rolled into 1?

its to the judges discretion, and they are is ryan and aldrine. So depending on how epic they feel your contribution was will determine the points you will receive.

h-drix
07-01-2008, 03:55 PM
I know aldrine is a zelda fanboy, so if he thinks its more epic then zelda (good luck) then you did something HUGE

SamIAm
07-01-2008, 06:38 PM
LOL he isnt the only zelda fan!. wat i got planned is a lot of work and involves massive amounts of duct tape so it will be down to the wire.

deach
07-02-2008, 01:22 AM
LOL he isnt the only zelda fan!. wat i got planned is a lot of work and involves massive amounts of duct tape so it will be down to the wire.

Anything with duct tape gets major points in my book.

N.O.uke
07-02-2008, 08:37 AM
it was...interesting.

jokes - it was good! beats what i had in mind anyway

appreciate it...........i did that at like 1 am so i had to also be a little quieter.

SnakeOiler
07-04-2008, 12:58 AM
I was thinking of killing a few homeless guys and carving UU into their foreheads. How many points would I get for that? I'm sure it would be on the news.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-04-2008, 03:56 AM
I was thinking of killing a few homeless guys and carving UU into their foreheads. How many points would I get for that? I'm sure it would be on the news.

homless people are just as important as you and i.

but i have... no tricks up my sleeve, i want to get some flyers. Print about 1000 but it costs $0.20 per black and white paper, which is like... $200! LMAO!

andrew
07-08-2008, 04:32 AM
Here's my entry: a solitary strip in my online comic.

http://www.homeruncomic.com/homerun/?date=20080708

Those who don't sing well can commiserate.

14twelve
07-08-2008, 04:55 AM
Here's my entry: a solitary strip in my online comic.

http://www.homeruncomic.com/homerun/?date=20080708

Those who don't sing well can commiserate.

LOL!! That's great!! (And I can totally relate which is why I only play instrumentals) :D

That's a great entry - really unique.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-08-2008, 04:39 PM
Here's my entry: a solitary strip in my online comic.

http://www.homeruncomic.com/homerun/?date=20080708

Those who don't sing well can commiserate.

thats coool hahaha :D :D more!

h-drix
07-09-2008, 03:48 AM
man im being a bum right now lol. i need to get on this.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 03:53 AM
contest draw is about 3 weeks away... i need some ideas to at least get one entry

g4ry
07-09-2008, 04:40 AM
contest draw is about 3 weeks away... i need some ideas to at least get one entry

All it takes is 1. I'm still waiting for a little inspiration as well.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-09-2008, 04:42 AM
All it takes is 1. I'm still waiting for a little inspiration as well.

not with me... takes me like 2 weeks for any $ hahaha because i owe people $ left, right and centre...

i made a flyer, thats it :)

uke142464
07-09-2008, 06:44 AM
I made a video, wrote go to ukuleleunderground.com on my front door in red and blue, and put a thing that says go to ukuleleunderground.com in every single one of my videos (31) and if you add all the views together, thats how many people I told about ukuleleunderground:D i hope my account doesnt get suspended....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXMKhQDHKBw
oh yea
GO TO UKULELEUNDERGROUND.COM!!!!!

uke142464
07-09-2008, 08:29 AM
i want that uke sooooooo baddd..... ill probably enter again...

pakiboy949
07-10-2008, 11:46 AM
I was spray painting/tagging it on a billboard until some people saw me and started chasing me :D


...jk, but how far are YOU willing to take it?! :O

uke142464
07-10-2008, 12:00 PM
I was spray painting/tagging it on a billboard until some people saw me and started chasing me :D

ahahahaha, nice

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-10-2008, 08:38 PM
I was spray painting/tagging it on a billboard until some people saw me and started chasing me :D


...jk, but how far are YOU willing to take it?! :O

i would do that hahaha! if i new how many points its worth... ill tag on walls and train stations etc... man im :cool:





...lmao

Kaneohe til the end
07-10-2008, 10:41 PM
if you guys did that, this site would probably taken down

SailQwest
07-11-2008, 12:49 PM
So I made some signs for the boat. The signs are really big (4'), they just look small on the boat. Here are the pix:
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1004crop-1.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1008.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_0996.jpg

deach
07-11-2008, 12:57 PM
SailQwest - you should get a uke just for that sign!

russ_buss
07-11-2008, 01:12 PM
So I made some signs for the boat. The signs are really big (4'), they just look small on the boat. Here are the pix:


wow, that boat sign is too awesome! that should garner you a thousand points!

uke142464
07-11-2008, 02:32 PM
So I made some signs for the boat. The signs are really big (4'), they just look small on the boat. Here are the pix:
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1004crop-1.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1008.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_0996.jpg

hehe, good thing its a random draw!!!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-11-2008, 05:59 PM
So I made some signs for the boat. The signs are really big (4'), they just look small on the boat. Here are the pix:
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1004crop-1.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1008.jpg
http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_0996.jpg

i see where you get your username from now... im also glad its a random draw, even though i have 0 tickets atm but im glad!

thats a really good effort. some big tickets :nana:

Dominator
07-11-2008, 06:11 PM
Sailquest, Wow! That's off the hook for sure. We need a tighter shot of you with your uke though :). Good luck with the drawing.

14twelve
07-11-2008, 06:24 PM
So I made some signs for the boat. The signs are really big (4'), they just look small on the boat. Here are the pix:

http://i286.photobucket.com/albums/ll105/sailqwest/IMG_1008.jpg


That boat banner is awesome!! And with the distance that boat would go, you're really spreading the word! Fantastic work!

SamIAm
07-11-2008, 09:45 PM
wow tht banner is awsome!!!

SamIAm
07-11-2008, 10:02 PM
i wrote an article for my High School news paper right before school let out and I dropped the uu name... i got to figure out how to get the article on here. not sure it counts. and made arrangements to have a UU banner run in our color add section for an issue on Thursday.

phoenix.stu
07-11-2008, 11:54 PM
SailQuest - What a fantastic job. I wish you the best
:music:

tripl3thr33
07-16-2008, 04:57 PM
dang sailqwest... that should be worth A LOT of entries lol. thats pretty awesome!

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-24-2008, 12:26 AM
hmm.. not many entries

is 150 flyers worth many points lol?

SailQwest
07-25-2008, 06:45 PM
So here it is, my first original song! And it's all about how cool UU is... :D

All it took was a UU contest to inspire me to take a stab at songwriting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poMgYUgka7w

(And, yes, this is a double post. I also put it under "Videos & Links.")

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-26-2008, 01:49 AM
So here it is, my first original song! And it's all about how cool UU is... :D

All it took was a UU contest to inspire me to take a stab at songwriting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poMgYUgka7w

(And, yes, this is a double post. I also put it under "Videos & Links.")

yes, UU is cool :D

uke142464
07-26-2008, 02:45 AM
man sailqwest you really want that eleuke dont you??? lol im still really glad its a random draw:D

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-26-2008, 06:10 PM
i didnt even put anything in...
is there something easy, that doesnt require a video, to get at least one entry haha :D

uke142464
07-27-2008, 03:02 AM
hey guys, im going away to camp for two weeks so if I win;) can someone email my dad at wdbrown57@comcast.net so that he can tell me
just put the subject as "your son won the ukulele" or something:D thanks

h-drix
07-27-2008, 03:35 AM
i feel like poop, i cant beleive i am such a bum...:mad:

tripl3thr33
07-27-2008, 05:32 PM
ok here's the 2 things that i did.

#1 - MySpace Bulletin
I did this awhile back. I advertised the site and got some of my friends to sign up. only 2 of them signed up as a referral though.

#2 - Projected Advertising on the Side of a Building
i work for a Summer Fun program here in hawaii and we have a finale show for the kids to dance and for family and friends to watch. I'd figure it fit right in since we had 3 opening acts with ukulele players (all kids of course :D) we had at least 200 people attend the event and before our slideshow, i had the a/v crew project this image on the side of the building:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i22/cawdz/UUcontest.jpg

Here's a link to a vid of it being displayed while they set up. it's not clear or anything but you should be able to make out the outline of the building for a short while and the image being projected (again, sorry for the crappy quality).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrunbTf77m8&fmt=6

And here's a pic of how big the building is. Sorry for the bad quality again, i took it with my phone.

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i22/cawdz/07-27-08_1500.jpg

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-27-2008, 08:30 PM
^ major points
it ends like tomorrow or something aye? haha goodluck every1 =]

tripl3thr33
07-28-2008, 08:00 AM
^ major points
it ends like tomorrow or something aye? haha goodluck every1 =]

yup, tomorrow is the last day. good luck to you too :)

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-28-2008, 06:08 PM
i didnt do anything :D

tripl3thr33
07-28-2008, 07:57 PM
oh i thought you were going to do the 150 flyers thing? hmmm... well one more day, you can still get something in :D

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-28-2008, 08:06 PM
i cant do 150 flyers hahah i dont have a printer :'(
i was going to try to

Ame
07-28-2008, 09:34 PM
so i totally forgot about the deadline for this.. haha daang. i lose. xP

davoomac
07-28-2008, 09:45 PM
I don't have the resources to do anything huge like print tons of flyers or make posters, but during the month the contest was going on, I wore my UU shirt and took my uke around just about everywhere I went every chance i had. Whenever someone asked me about the UU sticker on my ukulele I told them what it was all about! Idk if that counts for any entries.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-28-2008, 10:58 PM
^ i think you need proof. haha
i wanted to do at least one thing... - how many hours until contest is over??

davoomac
07-28-2008, 11:10 PM
haha no proof. its just something I do whenever I have my UU shirt and ukulele with me.

UkuLeLesReggAe
07-28-2008, 11:58 PM
^ maybe Ryan will put something in for you haha :D cause i believe you =]
gl to all

rayan
07-30-2008, 12:31 AM
Ok Contest is closed. We'll start tallying up entries. Man theres some good stuff in here! Good luck to all who entered! Check the main page on Thursday for the live drawing time.