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#218020 - 02/10/07 08:06 PM UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Win Prizes![/b]

This is the official post NAMM 2007 contest![/b]

In case you are familiar with the NAMM show, see this thread ... http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/16782.html

The contest idea came from member Steve Cohen, started in this thread ... http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/16810.html

The Poll is Posted!


VOTE HERE [/b]

What Can I Win?[/b]
Goodies from piano manufacturers like:
Bosendorfer Mugs, Lapel Pins, Pencils
A full color, full line Schimmel catalog signed by President, Hannes M. Schimmel-Vogel.

A full color, full line Sauter catalog signed by Ulrich Sauter

8” metal Mason & Hamlin thermal mugs

A full color, full line Bechstein catalog signed by Chairman Karl Schulze

Some PianoDisc and Schimmel Pens

Several brochures signed by the Burgett Brothers, owners of both Mason & Hamlin and Pianodisc

C. Bechstein Tote Bags

Enter Your Piano Picture for a Chance to Win[/b]

~ One entry per household
~ Picture must be an original (no stealing them from the web) and have something to do with the piano.
~ You can change your entry (by editing your post) up to the closing for entries ... midnight EST 02/19/07. But you can still only have 1 entry at any one time.
~ Your picture should not be larger than 550 pixels wide by 750 pixels long (if you need help sizing your picture, send me a copy webmaster@pianoworld.com .
~ The picture can be funny, artsy, poignant, satirical, or dramatic
~ You must be a registered member of our Piano Forums to enter
~ Winners will be chosen by voters (members) in a poll to be conducted after the posting period ends.
~ In the event of a tie, there will be a run-off vote between the tied entries [or Steve Cohen & I will just decide to split the prizes between them :-) ]
~ Prizes will be given out based on votes. The entrant with the most votes gets the "1st" prize, the entrant with
the second most votes gets the "2nd" prize, etc. until all prizes are given out.
~ Decisions of the judges (which is actually our members voting) is final.
~ Contest entries will be accepted between Feb. 10, 2007 and Feb. 19, 2007
~ We will be announcing this in our newsletter too (coming out by 02/12/07).
~ Winners will be notified via email and posted on the forums

How Do I Enter?[/b]
Post your picture in this thread (see rules above).
If you aren't sure how to post a picture, see this thread:
http://www.pianoworld.com/ubb/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?/topic/1/7839.html

Captions are optional, but please, no long stories.

Your picture remains your property, but by posting it on the forums you are giving us permission to display it (and we may create a copy on our server to assure it doesn't dissappear).

If you like our little contest, feel free to let me know. If you don't like it, feel free to let Steve Cohen know.

The Mason & Hamlin Mugs



PianoDisc Pens ...



Did you know we also run a free contest every month?
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#218021 - 02/11/07 10:34 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
lilylady Offline
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Final submission...

ARTISAN AT WORK

Taken on the Mason Hamlin Factory tour 05. Chiseling the bridge. Notice that his position is on his knees and his left hand is guiding the chisel. This is 'hands on' precision. Bravo!

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#218022 - 02/11/07 12:14 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Piano World:

If you like our little contest, feel free to let me know. If you don't like it, feel free to let Steve Cohen know. [/b]


Add to the prize list:

2 - Bosendorfer Mugs
2 - Bosendorfer Lapel Pins
6 - Bosendorfer Pencils

Compliments of BoseEric @ Bosendorfer.

BTW, Frank and I might "package" some of the smaller prizes.
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#218023 - 02/11/07 12:22 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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cute
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#218024 - 02/11/07 12:27 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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 Quote:
Originally posted by apple*:
cute [/b]
Cecil or the piano?

;-) LL
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#218025 - 02/11/07 03:08 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Is there any way to win that rosewood Mason & Hamlin BB that Mr. Ramirez is playing?

That would be worth buying a lot of film for.

Mike
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#218026 - 02/11/07 03:45 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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 Quote:
Originally posted by mdsdurango:
Is there any way to win that rosewood Mason & Hamlin BB that Mr. Ramirez is playing?

That would be worth buying a lot of film for.

Mike [/b]
Film? Film???

What is film? ;\)
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#218027 - 02/11/07 04:16 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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 Quote:
Originally posted by Steve Cohen:
 Quote:
Originally posted by mdsdurango:
Is there any way to win that rosewood Mason & Hamlin BB that Mr. Ramirez is playing?

That would be worth buying a lot of film for.

Mike [/b]
Film? Film???

What is film? ;\) [/b]
Steve,
You can't answer a question with a question!

I know, film is long outdated and I do own a digital camera, but, , , well it wouldn't sound as good.

So what about the BB?????
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#218028 - 02/11/07 04:34 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
Euan Morrison Offline
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Do pictures of digitals count? - I don't have an acoustic \:\(

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#218029 - 02/11/07 05:33 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
CTPianotech Offline
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sure, but to make up for it, the pics must be taken on film. :p
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#218030 - 02/11/07 06:35 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
lkplatow Offline
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Registered: 06/03/02
Posts: 216
Loc: Philly burbs
My entry - my son, the day before he turned 11 months old. He couldn't walk or even stand by himself, but he pulled himself up on the piano and started playing away....


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#218031 - 02/11/07 06:45 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Are photoshopped photos allowed? They could be counted as "original" because my husband was the photoshopper, and I'm "in" the photo.

P.S. Ikplatow, that is the best photo!! So charming!
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#218032 - 02/11/07 07:26 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
Serge88 Offline
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Loc: Canada
OK here's my old piano it look nice because I sanded it and refinished the cabinet but the playing is awful.





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#218033 - 02/11/07 07:34 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
Mario Bruneau Offline
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Registered: 11/16/06
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Loc: Québec, Canada
Here is my contribution.

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#218034 - 02/12/07 09:58 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
Steve Cohen Offline
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 Quote:
Originally posted by ShiroKuro:
Are photoshopped photos allowed? They could be counted as "original" because my husband was the photoshopper, and I'm "in" the photo.

P.S. Ikplatow, that is the best photo!! So charming! [/b]
I see no reason it shouldn't be allowed.
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#218035 - 02/12/07 10:12 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
Steve Cohen Offline
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Although I am ineligible, I have a neat picture to share. It took about 2 1/2 hours for a professional photographer to set up the lighting. It was for an article about my company published in the May, 2000 edition of USChamber.com the National Chamber of Commerce monthly magazine sent to all members. It was about a special public school piano loan program that we innovated.

Here's the pic:



Of course, you can't see them, but there is a bank of lights at my feet, another in the tail of the piano, and several other lights lighting up the background and removing shadows.

Watching the pro, who flew in from the mid-west, set up the shoot was really interesting.

I felt like Tyra Banks!!!
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#218036 - 02/12/07 10:19 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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#218037 - 02/12/07 11:08 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Here's a picture of Piano*Son at the restored 1816 Broadwood. It was a "classical experience."

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#218038 - 02/12/07 11:12 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
lilylady Offline
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Great shot Steve,

I hope that isn't the standard we have to live up to! YIKES!

Although, didn't someone forget the chalk in the staff maker prop? (picky, picky, huh?) LOL!

USA P T - I'd sure love to see representation of THAT day!

ikplatow - now how the heck do we upstage that, huh, huh, huh? ;-)
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#218039 - 02/12/07 11:18 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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I can add this to the prize pool:

One pair of very used Clavin0va sunglasses worn by a real American piano trucker.

(Cubs hat for sale $1,000 USD).
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#218040 - 02/12/07 11:58 AM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Also for the prize pool from the "Don't Even TRY to Blame Me for Concealed Damage" Department:

One (1) third-world piano crate with dyslexic "which way is UP?" markings on the crate indicating the impossible position of the piano hidden inside.

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#218041 - 02/12/07 12:01 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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One final prize:

Best quality decal hawking the brand of your choice on the back of your vehicle.

Leave it to the piano trucker to find the really GOOD premiums!!!



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#218042 - 02/12/07 12:08 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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[imagine the following said in the best nasal whining pitch that only a gaggle of undergraduates can produce:]

Can I get an extension on the deadline? \:D

p.s. I want to see those day from hell photos, USA Piano Trucker. \:\)
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#218043 - 02/12/07 02:03 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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That's a great shot Steve!!

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#218044 - 02/12/07 03:12 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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This is me after I get out of my trucking getup and into a suit. I am at a Peter Maly designed Sauter piano, a very beamy 6-footer with a terrific sound. Best of all no lyre to break off or get into a fight with anyone about -- all pedals are attached to a steel crossbeam attached to each front leg!!!!!!!!!

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#218045 - 02/12/07 06:01 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Ok, here's my entry. This is me playing "in" a "forest." \:D

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#218046 - 02/12/07 06:41 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Nothing soothes the savage beast like the powerful Mason & Hamlin "BB"....(Llamas too!!)[/b]

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#218047 - 02/12/07 06:41 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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Shiro has GOT to win something with that picture!

Here's mine - most here have seen it before: "The Piano and the Belly Dancer (me)"!

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#218048 - 02/12/07 08:04 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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LO-friggin-L!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! both of you.

Now we're having fun!!!
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#218049 - 02/12/07 08:41 PM Re: UPDATE! - POLL is Posted -Official Post NAMM 2007 Contest
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My wife said I've never looked so handsome:

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