#1
It's time to grab your guitars as this contest is sponsored by the one and only Epiphone!



This time, there can be only one winner, but the grand prize will please any guitarist as it is Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500MCE Acoustic/Electric Guitar with a hard case. You can check out this beauty in the pictures below.





The contest starts on July 9th and will last until July 22th, 11:59 pm EST

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#3
This isn't fun anymore. If Frank can have his way this time too and is allowed to win another guitar then I really think you should add another rule about not being eligible to win or even participate in contests where the grand prize is a guitar if you've won a guitar before. Similar to the 2 week rule, if a user has won a guitar in a previous contest they're excluded from the following 2 contest where a guitar is the grand prize. And no, I'm not saying that Frank shouldn't be allowed to win this guitar, I'm saying that this rule should apply to future contests.
#4
UGMKZ that is exactly how it works now. winner of the contest is being excluded from the following 2 contests
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#5
geferon
I don't know if I misinterpreted what you said or if you didn't understand what I was trying to say, so I just wanna make sure that we are talking about the same thing

Let's say that this is what the current and following contests' grand prizes will be:

Guitar from D'Angelico
Pedals from Seymour Duncan
Guitar from Martin

Frank will be excluded from the D'Angelico contest and the Seymour Duncan contest, just like always. What I'm saying is that he should be excluded from the Martin contest too because he won a guitar in this Epiphone contest. He shouldn't be allowed to participate in the following two contests where a guitar is the grand prize, in other words, the D'Angelico contest and the Martin contest.

Is that what you were trying to say or did you mean that he's just not eligible to win anything in the D'Angelico and Seymour Duncan contests?
#6
UGMKZ oh... I see your point now. we will discuss this internally and implement if it is technically possible.
UG Team
#7
UGMKZ You are right ,the contests are not fun at all,loads of people come out of the woodwork just for the "Prize"and as usual lesser mortals like me that at best can only complete 10 tabs a week have no chance anyway.That is not the individuals fault,it is UGs fault for setting competitions as they have.So it is what it is,and personally i have no interest in it whatsoever because of that reason.
Personally i would like to see more different winners,which is why i quite like the Pencom idea of having a lottery, whereby you can be entered if you are in say the top 50 IQs within the time period,or some other criteria.
With the best will in the world current competitions encourage quantity not neccesarily quality,and that is also prevalant on TPA as well.
In a nutshell,i personally hate current competitions set by UG,negative comment i know,but honest.
Mark
#8
So, after 2 weeks of UG Contest frankowillo got the most points -  5824 to be precise.

Buut after our moderators checked some of them, (There's still a lot of work to do, checking more than 500 tabs is no joke and any help from users will be appreciated ) they discovered that some tabs are good, some are duplicates and some... well, they're just bad. In order not to make any unsubstantiated statements here's the proof. 


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/contribution/submit/approval?id=2087331 - The single chord here is wrong.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/contribution/submit/approval?id=2088959 - is the duplicate of another tab with minor corrections https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/train/drops_of_jupiter_crd.htm

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/contribution/submit/approval?id=2088003 - is the simplified duplicate of this tab  https://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/t/the_beatles/blackbird_ver5_crd.htm


Usually, we would simply deduct the points for the bad tabs and then compare the results. However, that wasn't the first time that frankowillo abused the UG IQ system so we decided to do the following things:

- Frankowillo is disqualified and banned from the next 4 UG IQ contests
- He'll be stripped of his author level and all his tabs will have to go through TPA from now on
- The Grand Prize will go to the second place, that is electricbunny
 

In order not to let this kind of situation happen again, new rules will be implemented soon (we liked the lottery-based approach some of you had proposed, but it has its downsides so we need some time to think it through) The official winner announcement will be published tomorrow in the UG News section.