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austin1
02-13-2013, 04:51 AM
Hey all!

So I was thinking, now that we've successfully (as of Sunday) made it through a whole year of the seasons, did we want to celebrate in some way? Like the UU Undies, only season-specific? Maybe we could pick categories and everyone could nominate their favorite videos from the year/vote on them, and the winners get certificates or small prizes if anyone's willing to dish them out.

I dunno, I think it could be fun. What do you guys think?

glass
02-13-2013, 04:54 AM
Sounds like a plan

ukuloonie
02-13-2013, 06:39 AM
Sounds good,
What other categories could there be?
here are some at the top of my head.

Most funniest Video.
Most excellant host/Hostess.
Aloha winner of the year
MVP
Bonus maniac of the year

I'm sure there are a few more maybe need have about 10-15 ideas.
:D

GinnyT11
02-13-2013, 06:43 AM
Maybe not MVP because we're all valuable, but how about

Most regular contributor (highest number of Seasons entered)
Most heartfelt performance
Most noticeable improvement over the weeks

ukuloonie
02-13-2013, 06:54 AM
cool that sounds better.

chrimess
02-13-2013, 07:01 AM
Can I be the sorest loser of the year?

GinnyT11
02-13-2013, 07:05 AM
No, Christian. There are many Seasonistas who have never won.

You can have the Founder's Day award.

austin1
02-13-2013, 09:24 AM
how about also:

best duet
best uke playing
best vocals
best costume
most unorthodox cover
best arrangement

Barbablanca
02-13-2013, 09:37 AM
best original song
Funniest original song
Most moving original song
Catchiest original song.... etc

Er... this suggestion wouldn't be because "Barbablanca" usually only enters original songs, would it? :rolleyes: ;)

mattydee
02-13-2013, 09:54 AM
I think this is a good idea -- especially as the UUndies seem to have stalled this year.

I think a year-end round up like this works best with all manner of categories represented, from the classic competition-style like Tina's suggestions, to the sillier ones, like Drew's, and the classic superlative-style like Ginny's.

Plus an original or two for Berni ;)

Tootler
02-13-2013, 10:25 AM
Can I be the sorest loser of the year?

No! :iwant:

I only won by a bicycle spoke courtesy of wee_ginga_yin

uke4ia
02-13-2013, 11:43 AM
My only win this year was when TCW threw a knife and hit my name, for which I'm very grateful. My name is now just held together with duct tape, though.

decaturcomp
02-13-2013, 12:00 PM
Likewise, I only 'won' through a random drawing of names (thanks Nongdam family!). However I've learned and grown and had more fun that should be allowed so:
a) I've actually won every season I've entered and
2) Like TCK says, for me "They're all bonuses, I'm just here to play!"
Thanks everybody and especially for the folks who have run the seasons in the last year. Each one I've been in on has been a blast. Every Sunday is like Christmas because there's a new idea to play with for a whole week.

Love to all of you folks from Alan

GinnyT11
02-13-2013, 12:21 PM
The only thing I've won in this whole Seasons shebang is encouragement, companionship, email friends, amusement, song ideas, playing tips, and musical knowledge. Not even a Snark tuner. Just nothing.

caukulele
02-13-2013, 12:27 PM
The only thing I've won in this whole Seasons shebang is encouragement, companionship, email friends, amusement, song ideas, playing tips, and musical knowledge. Not even a Snark tuner. Just nothing.
So true Ginny!...Even though I don't have time to participate often, I do love the Seasons....and learn so much....wish I could do it more often because it's a great, fun, learning experience....

we tigers
02-13-2013, 12:40 PM
This is a cool idea! The seasons have brought Saskia and me so much!
Although work and parenting and playing Ubass in theatre have been taking away time to create entries for the last couple of weeks, I look forward to each new season and amazed by how amazingly diverse and filled with creativity the one before ends.
Viva les Seasonistas!

Hippie Dribble
02-13-2013, 12:44 PM
The only thing I've won in this whole Seasons shebang is encouragement, companionship, email friends, amusement, song ideas, playing tips, and musical knowledge. Not even a Snark tuner. Just nothing.

.....:).....

Jazzbanjorex
02-13-2013, 03:41 PM
I know:
who wins the most Zombie-est sounding video!
And who wins the cute dancing daughter videos.
And who wins the cute ukulele playing granddaughter videos.
And who wins the bluest ukulele videos.
And who wins the best duet using a xylophone.
And the best duet with a U-Bass.
And the best use of a mechanical monkey video.
And the best video with Kiss make up.

Hmmm, help me out here.

TCK
02-13-2013, 03:53 PM
Yep- what she said.
The only thing I've won in this whole Seasons shebang is encouragement, companionship, email friends, amusement, song ideas, playing tips, and musical knowledge. Not even a Snark tuner. Just nothing.
They're all bonuses, I'm just here to play,
Bless you all, winners everyone. Thanks for entertaining me.

foxisaac
02-13-2013, 05:24 PM
Sounds like a fantastic Idea, Can't wait!

austin1
02-13-2013, 11:25 PM
Alright. Here's what we got so far:

Funniest Video
Most Excellent Host
Aloha Winner of the Year
Most Improved
Most Heartfelt Performance
Best Duet
Best Uke
Best Video With A Small Child
Best Vocals
Best Arrangement
Most Unorthodox Cover
Best Original
Style Award
Video of the Year
Bonus Video of the Year

Thats 15. Any that need to get reworded or changed? Any more categories you're dying to see?

Hippie Dribble
02-13-2013, 11:39 PM
these look fantastic Tina, run with it I say. Just a question, what is the category 'best uke' actually about? The most popular coveted uke by other seasonistas? :drool: Sounds fun anyway...he he.

What about a category for most popular theme?

decaturcomp
02-14-2013, 01:59 AM
How about, best Non-English video, Best instrumental performance, Best instrumental break in a non-instrumental performance, best multitracked performance, best non-player centric video (think wee ginga yin),

austin1
02-14-2013, 02:57 AM
these look fantastic Tina, run with it I say. Just a question, what is the category 'best uke' actually about? The most popular coveted uke by other seasonistas? :drool: Sounds fun anyway...he he.

What about a category for most popular theme?

rephrase: how about Best Uke Playing? that could also encompass the instrumental uke-ness.


How about, best Non-English video, Best instrumental performance, Best instrumental break in a non-instrumental performance, best multitracked performance, best non-player centric video (think wee ginga yin),

Consider Best Multitrack and Best Non-English added. Do we really want Best Instrumental as it's own thing, or is that encompassed by Best Uke Playing? And I'm not quite sure what you mean by best non-player centric video, help me out on that one.

GinnyT11
02-14-2013, 04:04 AM
Suggested revisions/questions to clarify meaning:

Funniest Video
Most Excellent Host
Aloha Winner of the Year (is this the person who spreads the most joy/encouragement to all?)
Most Improved PLAYER SINCE FIRST SEASONS ENTRY
Most Heartfelt Performance
Best Duet or GROUP
Best Uke PLAYING
Best Video With A Small Child (performer or added feature, like Nongdam's jumping jivers)
Best Vocal INTERPRETATION
Best Arrangement (don't know how to judge that)
Most Unorthodox Cover (don't know how to judge that)
Best Original Song
Style Award
PEOPLE'S CHOICE Video of the Year (i.e., most popular, rather than finest ever playing)
PEOPLE'S CHOICE Bonus Video of the Year

Add: BEST USE OF A NON-UKULELE INSTRUMENT IN THE VIDEO

austin1
02-14-2013, 04:37 AM
Funniest Video
Most Excellent Host
Aloha Winner of the Year
(person who spreads the most joy and encouragement)
Most Improved Player
(starting with their entry to the seasons)
Most Heartfelt Performance
(possibly better: Best Performance. Thoughts?)
Best Duet/Group
Best Uke Playing
Best Vocal Interpretation
Best Arrangement
(also encompasses most unorthodx cover, if you think about it)
Best Original Song
Style Award
Best Use of a Non-Ukulele Instrument
Best Non-English Song
Best Multitrack
Best Costume
People's Choice Video of the Year
People's Choice Bonus Video of the Year

That's 17. Do we want an even 20?

edit: possible additions. Best Video That Made You Go "Awww." Most Creative Video.

edit edit: best performance with a small child probably falls under best duet/group. I've deleted it barring protest.

decaturcomp
02-14-2013, 04:39 AM
I was thinking about things that folks put in their videos other than shots of themselves playing. I remember folks adding archival footage of trains during the railroad season for example. It's never been requested but some folks go the extra mile. I'm not married to this idea or even living with it but it's a thought.

Do we have a prize for the best/most fun/ season?



rephrase: how about Best Uke Playing? that could also encompass the instrumental uke-ness.



Consider Best Multitrack and Best Non-English added. Do we really want Best Instrumental as it's own thing, or is that encompassed by Best Uke Playing? And I'm not quite sure what you mean by best non-player centric video, help me out on that one.

GinnyT11
02-14-2013, 04:47 AM
I suggest dropping Best Costume. Only a few people do it. Let Best Style incorporate that.

Best Performance, Most Heartfelt Performance, What Made you go Awww... how about Best Total Performance and let voters decide which element was most important to them?


Possible additions:
Seasonista You'd Most like to Play Like (a general style, rather than a single entry)
Song You Heard for the First Time and Loved
Favorite Theme/Season would go to the host who thought of it


Oh, and I think 20 categories is plenty!

wee_ginga_yin
02-14-2013, 04:57 AM
I could offer up as a prize my newly patented Aquacadabra sub woofer bermuda triangle hydroponics system.
Or failing that some flower seeds for the summer to the funniest video


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

FiL
02-14-2013, 05:03 AM
This all sounds too complicated for me. How about we all just go to our local pub or non-alcoholic drinking establishment of choice this weekend and buy ourselves a cold one?

I've never won anything at the Seasons, but love being a part of this community. It has certainly made me a better player, and I hope that eventually it will make me a better performer, too. I feel like I've found a whole new group of friends from around the world, who have exposed me to some wonderful music. Thanks, everyone!

- FiL

austin1
02-14-2013, 05:09 AM
I suggest dropping Best Costume. Only a few people do it. Let Best Style incorporate that.

Best Performance, Most Heartfelt Performance, What Made you go Awww... how about Best Total Performance and let voters decide which element was most important to them?


Possible additions:
Seasonista You'd Most like to Play Like (a general style, rather than a single entry)
Song You Heard for the First Time and Loved
Favorite Theme/Season would go to the host who thought of it


Oh, and I think 20 categories is plenty!

Edited:

Funniest Video
Most Excellent Host
Aloha Winner of the Year
(person who spreads the most joy and encouragement)
Most Improved Player
(starting with their entry to the seasons)
Best Overall Performance
Best Duet/Group
Best Uke Playing
Best Vocal Interpretation
Best Arrangement
(also encompasses most unorthodx cover, if you think about it)
Best Original Song
Style Award
Best Use of a Non-Ukulele Instrument
Best Non-English Song
Best Multitrack
People's Choice Video of the Year
People's Choice Bonus Video of the Year
Seasonista You'd Most Like To Play Like
Seasonista You'd Most Like To Play With
Best Theme For A Season

In bold are the ones I changed/added

austin1
02-14-2013, 05:10 AM
I could offer up as a prize my newly patented Aquacadabra sub woofer bermuda triangle hydroponics system.
Or failing that some flower seeds for the summer to the funniest video


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


super awesome!

austin1
02-14-2013, 05:16 AM
Okay, to keep this from getting too complicated, I propose no more than ten categories, and they are:

People:

Most Excellent Host
Aloha Winner of the Year
(person who spreads the most joy and encouragement)
Most Improved Player
(starting with their entry to the seasons)
Seasonista You'd Most Like To Enter The Seasons With
Style Award

Videos:

Funniest Video
Best Overall Performance
Best Duet/Group
Best Original Song
People's Choice Video of the Year

I think that about sums up everything

GinnyT11
02-14-2013, 05:31 AM
Nice streamlining. It's just right and much easier for voting.

wee_ginga_yin
02-14-2013, 05:34 AM
Okay, to keep this from getting too complicated, I propose no more than ten categories, and they are:

People:

Most Excellent Host
Aloha Winner of the Year
(person who spreads the most joy and encouragement)
Most Improved Player
(starting with their entry to the seasons)
Seasonista You'd Most Like To Enter The Seasons With
Style Award

Videos:

Funniest Video
Best Overall Performance
Best Duet/Group
Best Original Song
People's Choice Video of the Year

I think that about sums up everything

So is this to be open voting on the forum on all ten categories or do we send our nominations to someone via personal message.
I already have a few folks in mind for the first section, the second section may require some more thought.

Great Idea and lets get the ball rolling

austin1
02-14-2013, 05:36 AM
So is this to be open voting on the forum on all ten categories or do we send our nominations to someone via personal message.
I already have a few folks in mind for the first section, the second section may require some more thought.

Great Idea and lets get the ball rolling

I'm thinking probably send me nominations via pm and then I'll set up a thread with a link to vote on the top 3 nominations in each category (ie., the ones that were nominated the most). Should I start a separate thread with the basic rules and categories? or would you guys prefer open nominations?

GinnyT11
02-14-2013, 07:41 AM
How about this system?

1. Tina gives us a deadline for voting.

2. Each voter copies this list of categories as a note somewhere, then adds a Seasonista's name for each category. (You could leave some empty, like judges you don't know in a local election.)

Most Excellent Host -
Aloha Winner of the Year -
Most Improved Player (from first Seasons entry) -
Seasonista You'd Most Like To Enter The Seasons With -
Style Award -
Funniest Video -
Best Overall Performance -
Best Duet/Group -
Best Original Song -
People's Choice Video of the Year -

3. When list is complete, each voter PMs the entire ballot to Austin1.
(PS--Do you have to BE a Seasonista to vote?)

4. Tina counts totals and announces a winner for each category.


I suggest that when you've concluded how you want to do it that you start a new thread with voting in the title.

filipinouker
02-14-2013, 08:08 AM
Boy oh boy! This is going to be such fun!!! What a fabulous idea - and it will be all-around encouragement.

austin1
02-14-2013, 08:49 AM
How about this system?

1. Tina gives us a deadline for voting.

2. Each voter copies this list as a note somewhere, then adds a Seasonista's name for each category. (You could leave some empty, like judges you don't know in a election.)

Most Excellent Host -
Aloha Winner of the Year -
Most Improved Player (from first Seasons entry) -
Seasonista You'd Most Like To Enter The Seasons With -
Style Award -
Funniest Video -
Best Overall Performance -
Best Duet/Group -
Best Original Song -
People's Choice Video of the Year -

3. When list is complete, each voter PMs the entire "ballot" to Austin1.
(PS--Do you have to BE a Seasonista to vote?)

4. Tina counts totals and announces a winner for each category.


I suggest that when you've concluded how you want to do it that you start a new thread with voting in the title.

This is a good plan--I'll start a new thread as soon as we clear up one thing:

In my personal opinion, yes, you should be a seasonista to get to vote. The UU Undies are for UU--you have to be a UU member to vote. I don't see why the seasons should be any different. What do you guys think?

mattydee
02-14-2013, 10:01 AM
This is a good plan--I'll start a new thread as soon as we clear up one thing:

In my personal opinion, yes, you should be a seasonista to get to vote. The UU Undies are for UU--you have to be a UU member to vote. I don't see why the seasons should be any different. What do you guys think?

i agree.:agree:

GinnyT11
02-14-2013, 10:18 AM
I think only Seasonistas should be able to vote. Only they know what it feels like to participate.

we tigers
02-14-2013, 10:57 AM
Cool stuff ladies. Looking forward to this!