Congratulations to Sylvain Bethelot of Montreuil, France!
Sylvain used a very clever approach to generate over 3400 points in the contest. In addition to creating a very nice relationship between his blog, Ukulele-Blog.com and our own UkeCanPlay.com, he also went out of his way to translate and subtitle the Speak Ukulele tutorial and put it on youTube. I am very happy to send him this beautiful instrument, and hope he continues to be a friend to all uke players around the world!
Here is Sylvain’s reaction to the announcement:
“I’m really happy ! I didn’t think I had a chance but eh, nothing ventured, nothing gained. So I started by adding some links to my blog (ukulele-blog.com) then I discovered that :
1. UkeCanPlay is a very good site, so I didn’t hesitate to multiply links to it.
2. Speak Ukulele Course and Ultimate Ukulele Tab Book will be great for beginners (my targeted visitors).
3. My visitors really appreciate the site!
In fact, I did what I did for others – resources, sites, programs, etc… I try to help ukulele players – but for the first time, I had a chance to win a ukulele by doing so!
In addition, I have many ukuleles (I’m an addict!) But I don’t have any pineapple shape nor koa solid wood nor Kamaka! So I’m really happy with the choice of Beatnik! Thank you for everything you’re doing for ukulele players!”
The two runners up in the contest also deserve a big CONGRATULATIONS!
2nd place winner: Celine (twitter: Ukulele4ever)
3rd place winner: Elise (twitter: elisechi)
Both Celine and Elise will receive a Pro version of The Ultimate Ukulele Tab Book when it becomes available this summer.
Plus, I’ve decided to award each of the three winners a free download of the Speak Ukulele Course, as my personal gift for such a great campaign! Thank you all!
Who is BeatNik??? BeatNik is a 21st century bohemian: animator, game developer, artist, and super ukulele geek! He also is a new dad, and owns and operates http://UkeCanPlay.com!