Online vote decides.
The Schlagwerk Golden Cajon Award provides cajon players worldwide with a platform to present their skills and compete for the coveted Golden Cajon as trophy, prize money of EUR 1000 and numerous other non-cash prizes.
Taking part is easy. All you need is a cajon, camera, courage and talent. Record your best cajon performance and upload it to us. We will briefly check the video before posting it around the globe for scrutiny by a worldwide audience. Now you have to try to win as many votes as you can for your video. The votes are counted at the end: who gets the most votes for their video, wins the main prize: EUR 1000 and an exclusive Schlagwerk package. However, there are also attractive non-cash prizes for places 2 to 10. The Schlagwerk jury also awards two special prizes for the most original performance and best band video. So take part and grasp the opportunity to be viewed by millions of people.
Record your best cajon performance on video. Incidentally, you can play alone or with your band, as you like. Important: Give us your best and make sure the focus is on the cajon.
Upload the video to us and complete the form. This is the application form for the Schlagwerk Golden Cajon Award. We check the video and then you can view it on our platform. Now you're in with a chance to win.
Collect as many votes as you can. Only the video with the most votes wins the main prize: EUR 1000 and an exclusive Schlagwerk package.
However, there are also attractive non-cash prizes for places 2 to 10. Our jury also has special prizes for the most original performance and best band video.
The Golden Cajon Award competition is open to all cajon players around the world. All you have to do is make a video showing your best cajon performance. You can play alone, with a band or group, as you like. With add-ons or without – anything goes. Only: the cajon must always be at the centre of your set-up. For it's all about the cajon. More information can be found in the Conditions of Participation.
to the Conditions of Participation
In 2012 Schlagwerk staged its first Golden Cajon Contest – with resounding success. The videos are still viewed daily on Youtube and we're now close to the million mark in terms of views . We are therefore looking forward to another successful edition of the contest. But why not see for yourself? Watch the highlights of the last contest, the 2012 winner and his thank you video.
The cajon success story in Germany is closely linked with the name Schlagwerk . Schlagwerk Percussions produces handmade percussion instruments. The company has hand-crafted high quality percussion instruments since the early 1980s. Founder Gerhard Priel still runs the business according to the same principles that turned the Schlagwerk company history into a success story: the right sound is the key. Passion, loving attention to detail and perfect hand-crafting go into every instrument.
to the Schlagwerk website
Questions and answers.
Do you still have some questions about the contest or other matters? Answers can be found on our FAQ page.