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Customize a Ukulele Summer Contest at Schmitt Music


Schmitt Music customers from around the Midwest entered our “Customize A Uke” Summer Contest, and hundreds of Facebook users voted for their favorite ukuleles. And the winners are…


Kyra Kellogg – Lake Elmo, MN

Kyra Kellogg uke contest winner



Joan Prenosil – Omaha, NE

Joan Prenosil uke contest winner



Tayler Haselow – Duluth, MN

Tayler H uke contest winner



Connor Paintin – Omaha, NE

Connor Paintin uke contest winner



Lynn Smaagaard – Minneapolis, MN

Lynn Smaagaard uke contest winner


THANK YOU to all who voted and CONGRATULATIONS to all of the great contestants this year – you’ve made some spectacular custom ukes! You can click here to see more photos of the winning ukes and to view all of the contest entries.



TWO GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: The top 2 entries will each get an Amati Zebrawood Snail Uke (a $149 value)!
THREE RUNNERS-UP: 3 “runners up” will each receive a Schmitt Music Gift Card worth $50!

Contest winners were selected based on the total number of unique Facebook users who voted (“liked” on Facebook) for a contestant’s custom ukulele entry. Learn more in the “rules” section below:


* Contest Rules and Info

VOTING: Schmitt Music posted a Facebook album for each contestant featuring submitted ukulele images. The images are posted on the Facebook page associated with each contestant’s preferred Schmitt Music store. You must have a Facebook account to vote. A “like” will be counted as a vote whether the like is on the posted Facebook album or on the album photos; however, only ONE FACEBOOK “LIKE” PER VOTER will be counted for each contest entry.

Ukuleles customized, contest examples

The custom ukes shown above were created by (clockwise from left): Mario uke by Sarah Nicholson of Schmitt Music Roseville; Previous contest winner by Minneapolis artist Stephanie Marie Jones; Minions uke by Greg Weiggand of Schmitt Music Burnsville; Floral uke by Minnesota artist Margit Schmitt.
Enter the contest by Sunday, July 17 – the top 5 ukuleles win great prizes!  Here are the contest details:
  • Buy a ukulele – we recommend the Amati Penguin Uke (model PGUKWH, white)
  • Customize your uke! Use any medium that you’d like (paint, crayon, markers, colored pencil, craft paper, etc.) – it’s your design!
  • When your masterpiece is finished, take a photo (or a few photos) – we can showcase multiple images! Please use the best resolution possible and show details.
  • Submit your entry* – Enter the contest by Sunday, July 17, 2016.
  • Schmitt Music will post your photo on our Facebook page, and then you can share your creation – Encourage your friends to “vote” by giving your uke a like!
  • Ukes with the most “likes” WIN!  Voting ends / winners will be chosen on Sunday, July 31, 2016. Winners will be notified on Monday, August 1, 2016.