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December 18, 2019

Deadline Nears for Submissions to the 9th Annual International ‘Ukulele Contest

Ukulele players of all ages and ability levels will be jazzed to hear about the return of the popular International Ukulele Contest and Hula Show. Aspiring musicians can enter by uploading an unedited video to YouTube with an entry form from the ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii website (www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/contest/). It is $20 to enter online and entries are currently being accepted through Tuesday, December 31, 2019.

The 9th Annual International Ukulele Contest and Hula Show is just part of the ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai’i, a three-day event taking place in Honolulu. The contest takes place Saturday, February 15, 2020, featuring amateur ukulele players from across the world competing for prizes from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a hula show to follow. 

Entries are being accepted in four categories including: solo keiki ages 3 to 11 years old; solo ages 12 – 18; solo ages 19 and older, and group (more than two performers). Six finalists from each division will be selected to compete at the live competition on February 15, 2020. Qualified finalists will informed by email by January 15, 2020. First place for each division will receive an ‘ukulele from Kanilea. The top performer will receive a prize valued at $1000, including $500 cash and additional merchandise valued at $500.

This year’s ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i will feature iconic ‘ukulele musicians from across Hawai‘i and the world, February 15 ,16 & 17, 2020. The twelfth annual event celebrates the event’s mission to construct the world’s first ‘ukulele museum in the islands as a symbol of world peace.

For more information about the International Ukulele Contest and ‘Ukulele Picnic in Hawai‘i, please visit www.ukulelepicnicinhawaii.org/en

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