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Cool new drawing idea--the "banjo prize pack!"

Posted by schlange on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Starting with our next banjo drawing, the winner will also receive (in addition to a beautiful new banjo) a "banjo prize" pack full of smaller "accessories" donated by BHO sponsors. So far that prize pack is made up of:

...with a few more potential items to be added soon. That'll be a sweet bunch of doo-dads to win along with a new banjo!

Some of the items will be tailored to the particular banjo type we're giving away--so openback banjos will come with books related to clawhammer, etc.

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know. I'm pretty excited about it. If you're a banjo-related businesses that wants to donate something as part of the pack (which gets you some good exposure for a very low cost) let me know!

35 comments on “Cool new drawing idea--the "banjo prize pack!"”

Banjo Al Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @1:54:22 PM

Wow, i would be happy just to win the prize pack.....

schlange Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @2:00:57 PM

Yeah, it's pretty impressive, huh? If we ever run out of banjos I suppose we can just give this away. :-)

ronhan Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @2:39:13 PM

Sounds great Eric. How about a link to enter? Thanks Ron

beermon Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @3:16:38 PM

Sign me up. I am now ready to win!!

schlange Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @3:25:37 PM

Ronhan--you can enter the current drawing by clicking "Enter the Drawing" under "Support this Site" in the left-hand toolbar.

stringbender642 Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @5:59:28 PM

Sounds great to me.............. even greater if I win!!!! LOL I'm still sqeakin' by on a Savannah, so I need to win a good banjo and prize pack like this. I'm pumped!!

ronhan Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @6:38:37 PM

Yep, there it is. Thanks. Ron

J-Walk Says:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 @7:48:58 PM

Here's an idea... How about giving that extra stuff to runners up? In other words, rather than have a single winner per month, why not have 10 or 12? It might generate a bit more excitement. After all, 99.9% of the people who enter are losers, so why should they be happy because the single winner gets even more stuff?

racer Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @4:26:42 AM

i am not ready to join the union yet i will in the future but the above person is correct the union members get entered every day which gives them a little better chance some of the other items might get filtered to the none union folks its hard to enter every day just a thought ron

greyfolk Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @4:56:09 AM

i like the idea of a runner up prize as well.

ltjgcag Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @6:14:52 AM

Prize pack is a great idea. A runner up is also an idea. But I "joined the union" to help support the site. Non-memebrs may log in every day if they choose too, so I don't believe it needs to be made more fair for those that aren't in the 'union'.

TopCat Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @9:26:33 AM

Very impressive!

racer Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @10:47:52 AM

thats a valid point you are supporting the site i agree if you want a better chance than you should join or sign up every day it is well worth the effort ron

Phil D Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @12:22:59 PM


Big Dan Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @4:06:25 PM

I think giving away things like teaching materials is a wonderful idea. Top notch.

LParker Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @4:19:23 PM

Great idea Eric!

timberliner Says:
Thursday, April 22, 2010 @9:01:35 PM

Sounds great!

cullinan6 Says:
Friday, April 23, 2010 @7:30:51 AM

J-Walk has a great idea. I agree! Spread the wealth!

5stringpicker2 Says:
Friday, April 23, 2010 @1:26:42 PM

Ok Eric, I accept. put me down as a winner.
You have my mailing address.

Great Idea Let the entries begin and the winning commence! (I )===='---<::)

pandjlocke Says:
Friday, April 23, 2010 @2:42:17 PM

Ah, just drop it in the mail. No need to stand on formalities. You know, enter, wait to win, yadda, yadda. After all, we're all family here, right?

As always, nice job, Eric.

Sourdough Pickens Says:
Saturday, April 24, 2010 @8:23:11 AM

I think it's great too. As far as spreading the wealth?'s always easy to be for that when it's someone else's wealth that's being spread. If you think you're a loser because you didn't win, don't enter and you can't lose....although I'm not sure what we lose since the drawing is free.

rdy2lrn Says:
Monday, April 26, 2010 @3:42:19 PM

The prize pack sounds like a great idea, it will really help those who may win that are just begining. Thanks to the BHO sponsors who make it possible.

banjerpickor Says:
Monday, April 26, 2010 @4:36:20 PM

What about something like a prepaid trip to one of the bluegrass
camps. Nash Camp or others.

greyfolk Says:
Monday, April 26, 2010 @7:54:36 PM

Who won the Doc Fossey? *drools*

troy_nov1965 Says:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @4:50:57 AM

sounds great ! thats some very nice prizes

who did win the Doc Fossey?

schlange Says:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @7:27:44 AM

You'll find out who won the Doc Fossey today, eager beavers!

bobb62 Says:
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 @5:36:49 PM

Love the runner up idea!

onedan Says:
Saturday, May 8, 2010 @7:37:25 AM

It says a lot that there are such great and generous sponsors for this site. Keep up the good work!

mannequin Says:
Thursday, June 10, 2010 @4:01:03 AM

And this is precisely the reason for my banjo dreams.
Thanks for the chance!

nightdeed Says:
Friday, June 11, 2010 @7:47:28 AM

I like the banjo and the pack, its like saying," Hey here is your tool and your instructions now get to work and make this world a better place." One note at a time we will make this world better.

GitRFiddle Says:
Thursday, June 24, 2010 @1:19:59 PM

A ten string banjer...Hot damn!

yopasjim Says:
Thursday, July 1, 2010 @4:03:55 PM

I am new to the site, but I wanted to say thanks to Banjo Hngout, Gold Tone and ALL the others that have made this super prize possible! Thanks! And I love the site!

hannanathan564 Says:
Friday, July 9, 2010 @7:19:14 PM

What if people who enter the drawing are 4string players? the site is called, not
Still, all the mini prizes are a great idea but i agree with the other people saying to have multiple winners of accessory packages and one grand prize winner. But also, just because the Grand price is for 5string banjo pickers, why not have the accessories flexible depending upon wheteher the winner plays 5 or 4string banjo.....

bluemule_77 Says:
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 @9:12:11 AM

Hannanathan: Put your prize(s) in the classifieds and buy some 4-string stuff. Easy as that. ;)

revdmike Says:
Friday, August 20, 2010 @3:40:56 PM

Hey - I hadn't picked up on this before. Do I win one of these as well as the great Jay Moschella banjo? If so, it's like Christmas and Easter rolled into one! ;-)

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