Contest Rules & Criteria

At Violin Shop Tampa, we understand these are difficult times and are grateful for the continued support and engagement we have received from our customers. Music is so important, perhaps now more than ever, in bringing hope and healing to the community. 

Since opening our shop in 2013, it has been our vision for every string player to achieve their maximum potential as a musician.

 Violin Shop Tampa is giving one Tampa Bay Area student a violin or certificate to show our thanks. The winner will receive a violin valued up to $600, including a case and bow, or a certificate equal in value.

To participate, please submit a short video or essay sharing the effects of music on your life and detailing the impact a higher quality instrument could have on your growth as a musician. All entries are due no later than May  31st, 2020.

The winner will be announced one week from the submission deadline. 

Stay safe and let’s all work together to keep the music playing.


  • Create a video and/or write an essay that best represents how music has played an important role in your life

  • Applicants must be in K-12 or enrolled in home school

  • Video should be 3 minutes or less

  • Essays should be a maximum of 1,000 words


  • Prompt: Describe what music means to you and how it has been important in your life.

  • Record a video, write an essay or both

  • Top 3 will be announced one week after submissions close

  • Full staff of Violin Shop Tampa and Violin Shop Sarasota will decide winners

  • Videos may be uploaded to third party site and a link can be sent to

  •  $600 instruments/certificate to 1st place winner

  • $100 gift certificate to 2nd place winner

  • $50 gift certificate to 3rd place winner

  • Open to Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Pinellas, Manatee, and Sarasota County. 

  • Deadline for entry is May 31st, 2020


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