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We are holding a series of monthly online banjo contests to encourage musicianship and participation in the worldwide banjo community.

How Do I Enter?

All you need is a Banjo Hangout account and a video of yourself posted on YouTube. Submit that video to the Banjo Hangout video library before the entry deadline and you're a part of the Challenge.

Once you're signed into your Banjo Hangout account, click the link on the right-hand red bar to add a video. Be sure to select which Challenge you are submitting the video for when you save it. That's it!

Active Challenges


July 2017: Pick a Tune with a Friend

It's festival season--time to get out and play! For this challenge, record yourself playing a song with one or more friends. Any style, any arrangement of instruments--but you need to be the one playing the banjo. Have fun with it!

Entry Deadline: 7/31/2017 Enter Now!
Voting Window: 8/1/2017-8/15/2017
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Past Challenges


June 2017: Pick a Scruggs Tune

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May 2017: Alt Tunings

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April 2017: Cover Tunes

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March 2017: Songs About Places

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February 2017: Love Songs

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January 2017: Bluegrass Barn Burners

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December 2016: Solo Unamerican Clawhammer

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November 2016: Christmas Tunes

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April 2014: Banjos In Unusual Places

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March 2014: Waltzes (Old-Time Styles)

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February 2014: Love Songs

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January 2014: Waltzes (Scruggs-Style)

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December 2013: Auld Lang Syne

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November 2013: Christmas Tunes

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October 2013: Modal (Sawmill) Clawhammer Tune

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September 2013: Pick Any Scruggs Tune

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August 2013: Banjo Rookie Instrumental

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July 2013: Clawhammer/Old Time Instrumental - Boatman

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June 2013: Bluegrass (Scruggs-Style) Instrumental - Foggy Mountain Breakdown

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Rules

  1. No old videos: you must create your video after the Challenge is announced.
  2. Show your face at some point to verify you are doing the playing.
  3. You may have accompanists join you or use backing tracks, unless the particular Challenge forbids it.
  4. One entry per member.
  5. Amateurs only: no professionals please. (A professional is defined as anyone who has or is currently earning 50% or more of their income through banjo playing.)

Some Challenges may include specific rules which override those above.

These rules were last updated 6/20/17.

How Voting Works

  • After the entry deadline members have 15 days to rate entries on a scale of 1 to 5. Members may revise their ratings during the voting window.
  • Once the voting window closes the top 3 entries (based on average rating) will be announced. We may also display the top 50% of contestants.

Prizes

At this time no prizes are being given to Challenge winners. Eventually all past winners will get some sort of "award" pinned to their profile so others can know they placed in a challenge and watch their winning video.

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