Golden Cajon Award 2017

Shoot your best cajon video, impress the audience, win EUR 1000 and attractive prizes.

Goldene Cajon 2017

Beat for gold.

Win the golden Cajon.

19 April to 28 May 2017:

Take part!

Shoot your video and upload it to us to take part in the Golden Cajon Award.

29 May to 18 June 2017:

Vote!

Encourage the audience to vote for your video. The online vote decides who wins the award.

19. June 2017:

Go for gold!

Voting countdown: The videos with the most votes win. Chance to win two special prizes.

Win the Golden Cajon Award 2017.

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.

How to take part:

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Meet our jury.

A professional musician, a vlogger, our boss. They decide who wins the two special prizes.

Gerhard Priel

Gerhard Priel
Schlagwerk's Managing Director and one of Germany's main cajon ambassadors.

Rhani Krija

Rhani Krija
World-class percussionist, who has worked with stars like STING and Bap.

Catrien Stremme

Catrien Stremme
Freelance journalist, musician and maker of the drumblog CATwithHATs.

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Meet our jury.

A professional musician, a vlogger, our boss. They decide who wins the two special prizes.

Gerhard Priel

Gerhard Priel Founder of Schlagwerk

In a very small joiner’s workshop, barely larger than a living room, Gerhard Priel founded Schlagwerk in 1982. Starting as a passionate music fan and instrument builder he made his company to one of the most famous percussion manufacturers in the world. Gerhard Priel was essentially involved in the world wide success of Cajons and back in the 90s he set a quality and sound standard with the Cajon la Perù series that is even valid today. Schlagwerk is the first manufacturer that produces large numbers of high quality Cajons. Even today Gerhard Priel and Schlagwerk are big influencers of the market by inventing a high number of innovations like the first Cajon assembly kit and countless Cajon add ons.

Rhani Krija

Rhani Krija Percussionist

Rhani Krija was born in Essaouira, Morocco, right in the heart of the Gnawa culture. Rhani Krija grew up listening and exploring many different North African music styles, which formed the basis for his musical work today.

In February 2003, Rhani was invited by STING to record percussion tracks for STING´s new album "Sacred Love", which was released later that year. The collaboration continued on STING´s DVD "Inside - The Songs Of Sacred Love", on which Rhani is prominently featured as the percussionist of the band, followed by the worldwide promotion tour for the "Sacred Love" album, which kept him busy until the end of 2003. Since January 2004, Rhani is on the road again with STING as the percussionist in STING´s band on the "Sacred Love" world tour, and he feels privileged that his work with STING not only gave him the opportunity to share the stage with "the man himself", but also with jazz greats of the likes of Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea.

Catrien Stremme

Catrien Stremme CAT with HATs

Where can you find a modern, independent coverage about the international drum scene? Online at CATwithHATs.com. That’s an informative video blog with the slogan “look, laugh, learn!“. At the same time CAT with HATs is the alias for the maker of the platform: Catrien Stremme. She is familiar with many sides of the music business and started as a player, studying at the Los Angeles College of Music. In Berlin she used to play and teach the drums for a decade. In addition she published two drum method books called “Get Ready: Play Drums! 1 & 2“. By now she works as a freelance journalist in Munich and covers drums scene news among other things. Initially she wrote for the German magazine „DrumHeads!!“, but now she reports for the magazine „drums & percussion“ and her own blog of course.

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The rules in brief.

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.


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What you can win.

Main prize

Online vote decides.

Golden Cajon + 1000 EURO +
„Cajon Fineline Premium
Package“

The set consists of: Fineline Comfort Dark Night, Cajon Bag, Cajon Pedal incl. ProSafe-Bag and HeckStick SideKick Set.

Main prize

2nd and 3rd place

Online vote decides.

Jeweils ein „Cajon Fineline Premium Package“

The set consists of: Fineline Comfort Dark Night, Cajon Bag, Cajon Pedal incl. ProSafe-Bag and HeckStick SideKick Set.

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4th to 6th place

Online vote decides.

Jeweils ein „SoftTouch Profi Package“

The set consists of: 2inOne Cajon Dark Oak Soft Touch, Pad Retro, Cajon Cabasa and Cajon Bag.

4th to 6th place

7th to 10th place

Online vote decides.

Jeweils ein „Super Agile Bundle“

The set consists of: Cajon Super Agile Silver Lining and Cajon Cabasa.

7th to 10th place

Special prizes

For the Schlagwerk jury's choice of: "Most original performance" and "Cajon with band".

Jeweils ein „Cajon Fineline Premium Package“

The set consists of: Fineline Comfort Dark Night, Cajon Bag, Cajon Pedal incl. ProSafe-Bag and HeckStick SideKick Set.

Special prizes

Prize draw

Prize draw for all online voters:

Five "2inOne Classic Package"

The set consists of: 2inOne Black Edition and backpack.

Prize draw

Best of Golden Cajon Award 2012

25 countries, 97 videos, 40,000 votes, more than 850,000 Youtube hits.

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.

Highlights 2012

The 'Best Of' the last contest.

Highlights 2012

2012 winner video

Sanin from Niš (Serbia), contest winner.

2012 winner video

Thank you video

Sanin with the coveted Golden Cajon.

Thank you video

About Schlagwerk

Percussion handmade in Germany.

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.


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Questions and answers.

Questions and answers.

Do you still have some questions about the contest or other matters? Answers can be found on our FAQ page.

Questions and answers.

Write to us.

You can contact us in two ways. Email us at award@schlagwerk.com or send us a message on Facebook.

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