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**__Monthly Music Contest Set Up__**
**Music Contest Rules**
Contestants must use song scrolls that they’ve made themselves to be eligible for prizes. This does not mean it needs to be an original song just that you coded the score you want to use. All scrolls must have the contestant’s name as the composer and visible chords. Song scrolls are now checked across the in-game bard board and elsewhere after the contest as copied songs are not allowed. MML code will never be distributed without permission of composer! Prizes will be given out after scrolls are approved. Freeplay songs (not made by you, but you wanna play anyway) can be played as intermission between contest performances!
If there is one person in a given category, the “no category” placement will be used
Participants are encouraged to ask for critique or explanation of why their song is ranked where it is if curious.
- Previous Contest Winners –
35th contest | May 24th, 2020 | Winner(s): Blackiris576 playing Across the Violet Sky (Violet Evergarden) by Evan Call; 2nd place: Arianette playing Spartacus by Brian Balmages
34th contest | April 19th, 2020 | Winner(s): Maggs playing Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen; 2nd place: Atropos11 playing Pokey Means Business (Earthbound/Mother) by Hirokazu Tanaka, Keiichi Suzuki and Hiroshi Kanazu; 3rd place: Touhou playing Starman Theme Remix (Super Mario) by Koji Kondo
33rd contest | March 22nd, 2020 | Winner(s): Sawcer playing Battle Tower Theme (Pokemon Sword/Shield) by Toby Fox; 2nd place: Maggs playing Where Zero Meets Fifteen by Five Iron Frenzy; 3rd place: Touhou playing Roving Tank (Mother 3) by Shogo Sakai
32nd contest | February 23rd, 2020 | Winner(s): Arianette playing A Whole New World (Aladdin) by Alan Menken; 2nd place: Maggs playing Who’s Crying Now by Journey; 3rd place: Kwyl playing Thank you for Everything (Pokemon Mystery Dungeon – Fan Music) by Pikabata
31st contest | December 22nd, 2019 | Winner(s): Calm playing Diango’s Little Helpers (Runescape) by Ian Taylor; 2nd place: Sawcer playing Mele Kalikimaka by Bing Crosby
30th contest | November 17th, 2019 | Winner(s): Maggs playing Killing Me Softly by Roberta Flack; 2nd place:
Takashiru playing Illusion (Ah! my Goddess) by Shirō Hamaguchi; 3rd place: Calm playing Pokemon’s E/R/S – Little Root Town (Jazzy Edition) by Junichi Masuda
29th contest | October 20th, 2019 | Winner(s): Arianette playing Old Doll (Mad Father/Ib) by Amachamusic as grand prize; Calm playing Beetlejuice Main Title (Movie) by Danny Elfman and Kaiserleos playing Gwyn, Lord of Cinder (Dark Souls) by Motoi Sakuraba as runner up.
28th contest | September 29th, 2019 | Winner(s): Maggs playing Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden as grand prize; Calm playing Gerudo Valley (Cadence of Hyrule) by Danny Baranowski as runner up.
27th contest | June 23rd, 2019 | Winner(s): Unchainedmelody playing Glitter in the Air by Pink as grand prize; Maggs who played Rainbow Connection by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher as runner up.
Nao Fair Bard-off 2019 | July 20/21st, 2019 | Winner(s): Sawcer playing Driftveil City Theme (Pokemon Black/White) by Hitomi Sato in the jam category; Eunha playing Heart by IU in the solo category.
26th contest | June 23rd, 2019 | Winner(s): Aerunis playing Eternal Blaze by Nana Mizuki in the jam category; murpidalurp playing Far Horizons by Jeremy Soule in the solo category.
25th contest | May 19th, 2019 | Winner(s): Maggs playing California Dreamin’ by The Mamas and The Papas in the jam category for first place; Sadet playing The World is Revolving by Toby Fox in the jam category for second place; Essention playing Are You There by Elow in the jam category for third place.
24th contest | Mar 24th, 2019 | Winner(s): Mirakurumi playing Thriller by Michael Jackson in the jam category for first place; Levont playing Fury Sparks WIP by Motoi Sakuraba in the jam category for second place.
23th contest | Jan 20th, 2019 | Winner(s): Arianette played Wave of Darkness by Yoko Shimomura in the jam category; Essention played Breathe by CircusP in the solo cateogory.
22th contest | Oct 21st, 2018 | Winner(s): Arianette played Friendly Nightmares (Aria’s Story) by Adam, Presence of Music, H/MIX GALLERY and Senses Circuit in the jam category; Sadet played Sword of Mana - Town by Kenji Ito in the solo category.
21th contest | Sep 23rd, 2018 | Winner(s): Aliami played Lost Boy by Ruth B. This is the only time a single participant “contest” will be official counted…
20th contest | Aug 19th, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Empty Chairs at Empty Tables by Claude-Michael Shoenberg for first place; Arianette played Our Parting from Sword Art Online for second prize; Xeirox played Deemo - Goodbye by Chamber Chu for third place.
19th contest | Jul 22nd, 2018 | Winner(s): Levont played Innocense from Tales of Zestiria the X by FLOW, and Arianette played Live and Learn from Sonic Adventure 2 by Crush40 for first place; Maggs played Rock and Roll All Night by Kiss for second place; Fabeola played Calling from Parasite Eve by Yoko Shimomura for third place.
18th contest | Jun 24th, 2018 | Winner(s): Essention played Unbreakable from Maplestory by YusukeKira for first prize; Susieqt played Kitaki Family Theme from Apollo Justice Ace Attorney by Shu Takami for second place; alicamoon played Butterfly Lovers for third place.
17th contest | May 20th, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Watermusik by Handel for first place; Awsomesawce played The Point of no Return by Mike Magatagan for second place; Marshmerrow played Airhead by Picon for third place.
16th contest | Apr 22nd, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Hooked on the Classics by Louis Clark and the London Philharmonic Orchestra for first place; susieqt played a song she called “Ferghus Travels Through a Time Portal in Taillteann to Ancient Japan to get Rare Blacksmithing Supplies" for second place; Awsomesawce played a “Kingdom Hearts Medley” for third place.
15th contest | Mar 18th, 2018 | Winner(s): Arianette arranged Prelude from Final Fantasy by Nobuo Uematsu for first place. Her entry was played by friends; Jisa played Noble Maiden Fair from Disney's Brave by Patrick Doyle for second place; Maggs played Erasure/Always from Robot Unicorn Attack by Andy Bell/Vince Clark for third place.
14th contest | Feb 18th, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played Open Arms by Journey for first place; susieqt played Duclare Chateau from Deus Ex by Michiel Van Den Bos, and Jisa played Blue Moon by Richard Rogers for second place; Arianette arranged Can you Feel the Love Tonight By Elton John for third place. This entry was played by friends since she was pulled away unexpectedly.
13th contest | Jan 21st, 2018 | Winner(s): Maggs played We're Not Gonna Take It by Twisted Sister for first place; Acharon played The Lion Sleeps in the Jungle by The Tokens for second place.
12th contest | Dec 17th, 2017 | Winner(s): Maggs played Ragnarok Online – Welcome my Lord by SoundTemP for first place; Awsomesawce played You’re a Mean One, Mr.Grinch by Albert Hague for second place; Arianette played All I want for Christmas is You by Mariah Carey for third place.
11th contest | Nov 19th, 2017 | Winner(s): Awesomesawce played Go the Distance from Hercules by Alen Menken for first place; Maggs played Stars from Les Miserables by Claude-Michel Schonberg for second place; Essention played Lightless from Oneshot for third place.
10th contest | Oct 29th, 2017 | Winner(s): Arianette played Still Doll from Vampire Knight by Wakeshima Kanon for first place; Maggs played Suddenly Seymour from Little Shop of Horrors by Alen Menkel for second place.
9th contest | Sep 17th, 2017 | Winner(s): Jisa played The Old Rambler by Mike Magatagan, and Maggs played Whiskey in a Jar by The Beasley Brothers. They tied for first place.
8th contest | Aug 20th, 2017 | Winner(s): Jisa played Meditation by Thias for first place; Ellcrys played You Are My Hope from Bravely Default for second place.
7th contest | July 16th, 2017 | Winner: Acharon played Eye of the Tiger.
6th contest | May 21st, 2017 | Winner: Arianette played Shinzou wo Sasageyo (Attack on Titan Season 2’s Opening).
5th contest | Apr 16th, 2017 | Winner: mahaous played Creation, a collaboration they made with a friend.
4th contest | Feb 19th, 2017 | Winner: Maggs played Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie.
3rd contest | Jan 29th, 2017 | Winner: Elfiea played In the Bleak Midwinter.
2nd contest | Jan 22rd, 2017 | Winner: Arcina played Sunlit Garden from Revolutionary Girl Utena.
1st contest | Jan 1th, 2017 | Winner: Laeryhn played Moonlit Night from Death Parade.