1st April - You can start building as soon as you know the rules (see above) but are not allowed to post video or photo's of the build to your GGBO profile or YouTube channel until the 1st of April. This is to allow as many people as possible to start their builds properly while removing the head start that early entrants will have otherwise received in their various door-stepping, polling and otherwise hard hitting self promoting activities.

In the same vein the contestants pages will only go live on April 1st!  These pages will have links to your GGBO22 profile and all your posts and comments. After this date we will start promoting everyone's builds with ferocity and fire on Crimson Guitars Extras YouTube channel and the GGBO Instagram account there will also be some videos on the main Crimson Guitars channel.

1st of October - The Final super-edit video for the three hobbyist categories, which should not be more than 45 minutes long, will go live. You will not be disqualified if it doesn't and you can post early, see the Rules above, but your vote garnering will be seriously inhibited without a nice concise video for your fans to lovingly watch and share with all and sundry.

Academy voting in all categories will be open for four weeks, we will poll each participant for their votes for the top builder in each category.

15th of November We will announce the winners of the hobbyist categories in a video on the Crimson Guitars YouTube channel. Prizes will be confirmed and it will be a day of general celebration, parties will had, drinks will quaffed and tears (both of joy and of defeat) will be shed. It will be a day to remember.. and then planning will commence, for of course, there is always GGBO 2023!

10th December - The Invitational and Professional categories will release their final (or only if they so choose) video on their YouTube channel and the Prize Draws to win each of these amazing instruments will start on the same day.   Voting in the Invitational and Professional categories will also start on December 10th and will go on for 10 days of frenetic self promotion and in-fighting! 

On Christmas Day Crimson Guitars will release a video announcing the top 3 of the Professional and Invitational categories and the overall winners. 


On the 10th December each Prize Draw will begin on the Great Guitar Giveaway Website and your fans can buy tickets for 6 weeks.  The Winners will be announced on a Livestream on the Great Guitar Giveaway YouTube Channel on Tuesday 24th January 2023. 

Link to Great Guitar Giveaway website for the Prize Draw: https://www.greatguitargiveaway.com/

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