2023 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship Prizes

1st Place


Those who compete in the Final Round, but do not win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place, will receive one Paige Capo and a beautiful Wall Plaque commemorating their Top 5 placement in the competition.

Stained in a rich honey amber with a high gloss finish, the Calico is made of a premium grade of American maple.  Crafted with the ‘06 bell bronze tone ring, nickel finished hardware, ivoroid binding, Mother-of-Pearl inlays, and taper resonator side walls, the Calico is a powerful banjo with a distrinctly bright, sparkling tone.  The glued in frets give stability to the ebony fingerboard and allow the player an unparalleled note distinction.  Whether you are a powerful bluegrass player or want to play in a delicate melodic style, the Calico will rise to the occasion to give you greater musicality for your efforts.  Deering has added an engraved armrest saying “Winfield 2023” to let the world know you have been chosen as one of the best banjo players in the world of banjo.

3733 Kenora Dr.
Spring Valley, CA  91977

This Odyssey offers premium grade woods,ivoroid bound peghead, fingerboard, and rim; Megatone Tone Rings, a radiused fingerboard, hand-engraved metal, and the features wanted by most artists and includes a hard-shell case.

5680 Valmont Rd
Boulder, CO  80301

Innovation has long been a key ingredient for Deering’s pioneering spirit in the world of banjo manufacturing. This new natural colored white oak banjo is finished in a high gloss with nickel plating and newly created engraved white inlays. The bluegrass inspired White Lotus banjo, named for its lotus flower inspired inlay pattern created by Greg Deering, is centered around the patented white oak rim that creates a magnificently bold tone without the traditionally heavy tone ring found in most bluegrass banjos of this tonal character. The result is an incredibly birth, crisp bluegrass punch with good sustain and note distinction without the weight! This banjo ushers in a new era of playing comfort and sound for all banjo players in the future. This year’s Deering prize banjo will feature the traditional special armrest engraved with  “Winfield 2023”.

3733 Kenora Dr.
Spring Valley, CA  91977

One custom handcrafted stand with carrying case will be given to the first place winner of the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship.

Solid Ground Stands

9156 E 37th Court
Tulsa, OK 74145

One pickup will be given to the First Place Winner.

Fishman Transducers, Inc.

6 Riverside Dr
Andover, MA 01810

Each of the Top 5 Finalists will receive one capo.

11329 Moscow Road
Jonesville, MO  49250

Revolutionizing the pick industry!  One pick of choice will be given to the First Place winner.

BlueChip Picks

1112 New Henderson Rd
Knoxville, TN 37931

One set of Custom Designed Silver Banjo Picks will go to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners of the 2023 National Bluegrass Banjo Championship.

P.O. Box 706
Eureka Springs, AR  72632

Silver Pearl

A silver encased 2022 Festival pick pendant will be given to the First Place winner.

Silver Pearl

9125 W 82 St N
Valley Center, KS 67147

One each music related, custom designed jewelry by Brendan White will be given to the first-place winner.

P.O. Box 1344
Gypsum, CO  81637

One Elliott Elite Capo will be given to the First Place Winner.

PO Box 362
Brenham, TX  77834

All contests will be held on Stage IV.  

Contestants must have a valid wristband for the day of the contest in order to gain admittance to the Festival grounds.

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