Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Giveaway 1

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 GiveawayThe first winner has been announced, but the competition is far from being over. I still have 5 more Samsung Galaxy Note 3s to give away with a few Galaxy Gear smart watches.

To get an opportunity to win the next, you have between now and April the 11th to enter. What I’m looking for is for you to submit artwork that in some way incorporates either a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or a Galaxy Gear smart watch. The full rules can be found below.

I have some training in illustration so I will be able to appreciate your skill, so don’t feel that you need to simplify the art. It needs to be tasteful though. Submit links to your artwork in the comment section below. I will be the soul decision maker on who wins. Good Luck πŸ™‚

Feel free to share this competition with any artists you know that would like to win a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smart watch

Specific Rules for Entering the Next Contest

  • You can only submit 1 image
  • Post a link to the image below in the comments
  • It must incorporate the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Galaxy Gear smart watch in some way, but they don’t need to be the focus of the image
  • You can use any form of media, but I prefer traditional media like Pen, Pencil, Watercolor, Acrylic, Oil, Pastels, etc.
  • The image must be tasteful
  • My wife, an industrial designer, and myself, a trained illustrator, will be the sole decision makers on the winner
  • I need a way to contact you, so leave your email below ( I won’t allow it to display in the comments and it won’t be used in any other way )
  • The winner will receive a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and a Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch with free shipping
  • Anyone in the world is eligible to win as long as it is possible to mail these items to you
  • All submissions must be received by Noon, April 11th, 2014Β EDT – Eastern Daylight Time
  • If I’m unable to make a final decision, I may allow the community to vote on the winner live at 1 PM, April 12th, 2014Β EDT – Eastern Daylight Time

I will structure the rest of the contests based on providing people with different skills an opportunity to win. I always preferred contests in which the best person wins over pure luck. If you take your time and do a good job, you will have extremely good odds of winning. I wish you all the best πŸ™‚


178 Responses to “Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Giveaway 1”

  1. Chiel says:

    Can the video be a short animation?

  2. imrane mookhtari says:

    i have a photo but where do i upload it….
    sorry iam a bit lost i usally watch your vids on youtube

  3. Richard says:

    Dear Derek!

    I missed the whole Samsung Galaxy thing, I did not answer any tricky question, nor register in anywhere, I just heard about this thing.

    I have same drawings to send in, am I allowed to sign in in art/drawings for the Samsung Galaxy competition or is it too late? What do I have to do? Just send an e-mail to you with my drawings?

    (It is embarrasing, but I do not find your e-mail address)

    Thanks Derek!

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Richard,

      Basically you can submit 1 image that in some way incorporates either a Note 3 or Galaxy Gear smart watch. They don’t have to be the focus. Just post a link on this page to the image. Make it count because only one image can be submitted per person. Any form of media can be used, but I will probably prefer traditional media like pen, pencil, watercolor, paint, etc.

      Good luck

  4. Richard says:

    …I also have some Android apps to send in… What are the rules for sending in Apps for competition? What is the deadline for sending in art/drawings and for apps?

    Thank you in advance!

    • Derek Banas says:

      Drawings need to be turned in by Noon, April 4th, 2014 EDT – Eastern Daylight Time. I haven’t decided on the specifics for the app contest yet. Hold off on submitting it until I announce it to make sure your app isn’t lost. Feel free to start making any type of app now. I don’t plan on requiring it to fit into any specific guidelines.

      • Amina says:

        Hi Derek.
        is it for 4th or 11th April? it says above that it’s for 11th April.

        By the way I wanna thank you for all the work you are doing. your videos are amazing.
        thank you.

        • Derek Banas says:

          Hi Amina,

          I decided to move up the date because I received a bunch of messages requesting the change. I’m very happy that you are enjoying the videos. I have many more coming.

  5. Rocco says:

    Thank you for the opportunities! This last one was a blast to follow, and I’m looking forward to the others. Most of them hit on old hobbies, completely lacking in formal training. The app challenge will probably be a no-go for me, but nonetheless, I look forward to trying all these out. Much better than the pure random chance!

  6. Tyler Hatch says:

    I felt the strongest in my gut to just make it straight up about the note 3 and galaxy gear. They are art all by themselves πŸ˜‰

  7. Ameen says:

    Hello Derek
    I going to submit my android app, when I should do that?
    but I did not submit the Interview Contest, do I have to?

    which of the aspects are considered in choosing the winner Design, Mechanism, Idea or all of them?

    Thank you for your efforts to help us

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hello Ameen,

      Please hold off on submitting your Android app until that part of the tutorial begins. I get so many emails that it would be easy for me to miss it. The quality of the app will be based on numerous factors. It could do most anything. I could very well see a utility app like a conversion tool, or translation app winning as much as a game.

  8. AlaSlipknot says:

    Hi, does the app need to be made only by one person ? i want to know if there is a possibility to get a designer help just to make look better (i posted the same question on youtube, i think here i have more chance to be answered πŸ™‚ )

    • Derek Banas says:

      You can make the app using any tool that you want. You can also include others in the project. It can’t be on the app store currently however. I must be able to verify within the app that you created it. There will be additional rules as well, but these are the main rules.

  9. Manuel Silverio says:

    hello Derek,

    Can I participate in the artwork and if I lose then participate in the android app.

  10. Hamilcar says:

    can the app be a game ?

  11. Tyler Hatch says:

    The client I used to make my app had me put the app on the store already. Just look for it to be up at 12:00 on 3/30/2014. Thanks!

  12. Tyler Hatch says:

    I’ll put my link here when it’s time.

  13. glbproject says:

    Thanks Derek for the opportunity. I have to register somewhere ?

  14. HI derek ,
    where can i send u my artwork ?
    do u have an email or sumthing ?

  15. HI Derek
    Here’s my artwork , I jus made it , Hope u and ur daughter Like it :), lemme know what u think .

  16. Daniel says:

    If I win… I’ll use the Galaxy Note 3 to play flappy bird:


    It took me a lot of time to put it together. I hope you enjoy it!

  17. Jazz Cola says:

    Hi Derek! Thank you for the amazing opportunity!
    I hope your family likes comic/manga, because that’s what I do!
    Actually, I started on it right after viewing your video from YouTube, before actually reading the written ‘specific’ rules which says one image. Around the 3:40 point in the video, you said ‘links’ so I mistook it as more than one image, and ended up with three. D:

    Anyways, here is my submission at g+. Have a great day.

    Oh! Just one question. Will the winner be announced live? As in stream, just like the previous contest, or separately?

    • Derek Banas says:

      Wow those are great!!! I extended the date to April 11th. I’ll allow all of your pictures into the contest. I just wanted to avoid people that just apply a Photoshop filter. You did a great job. Thank you πŸ™‚

  18. scott says:

    I missed your (???/webinar/video) Sat AM, although I was trying for over an hour from Sat 9:50AM – 11:00+, it wasn’t clear to me how to view/join maybe you could produce a video tut explaining what it was you did and how it worked.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Sorry about that. Google plus seems to be confusing, but I’m forced to use it. If you have a Google Plus account a message is sent, if you are following me, that the live broadcast is starting. Then you click that you want to watch. Hope to see you next time πŸ™‚

  19. hamza says:

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for this opportunity! I was just wondering what the carrier for the phone was?

  20. Chiel says:

    Hi Derek,

    Made this starting with pencil and ended up in photoshop. Can I submit totally different images? Not like you mentioned earlier an other photoshop filter?


  21. Here’s anotha one , hope u like it πŸ˜€

  22. Tugsbayar Bat-Ulzii says:

    I shared it only for you Derek on G+.
    Is it okay ?

  23. Preeti Sagar says:

    I just love to draw… and this is what I am submitting for the contest… ! πŸ™‚

    Can I submit more pics ??

  24. Do i have to be online on the google+ chat to see if i won or not ??
    or i can jus give u my email now , and if i won email me ??

    • Derek Banas says:

      I haven’t decided yet. If I have a hard time deciding on the winner I may have a live vote on who should win. I’ll make sure I tell you ahead of time if I do that.

  25. Manuel Silverio says:


    Here a leave a link to google drive where you will find my design for the giveaway, you will need to request permission. i also uploaded my illustrator file.


  26. ED says:

    Hey Derek
    what is the last day to submit a drawing?

  27. Hi Derek,

    I hope you like my drawing. It’s a fully traditional pen (biro) drawing. It took me ages. Thanks for this amazing opportunity. πŸ™‚ I usually see these kind of competitions months too late but I guess Im lucky to have found your one on time. I found them through your helpful tutorials on html.

    Just one question. Does the winner need to be online in the chatroom at the time you announce a winner to claim the reward like the first announcement?

    Many Thanks again.

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Glen,

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚ That is awesome. I’m probably going to pick my top 3 favorites and then have the community pick the best. I like the idea of having people be there to win. If you are picked you will have a 1 in 3 chance of winning.

  28. HunterD says:

    Hi Derek! Your videos are the best! I learned a lot!

    About the contest, can I use 3d software (Blender) to generate the image?

    Best wishes,

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hi Hunter,

      Thank you very much πŸ™‚ Yes you can use most anything to make the picture. The only thing I don’t want is an image with 1 Photoshop filter.

      Good Luck

  29. Anthony Harper says:

    Hi, Derek,
    Someone told me that you weren’t going to wait until the 11th and that it was “today.” If this is true, I’m devastated. Please clue me in on this. Hope it’s not true. I’m moving and had no time to prepare an entry yet.

  30. Alexa Chung says:


    If you click the following link it’ll lead you to a Google Drive folder containing a .png, .jpg, and .ai version of my (one image) artwork:

    Can’t wait to hear of the results! (:
    *crossing fingers*

  31. Alaina Kaye says:


    Here is my drawing for the Samsung Note 3 contest. My drawing is Two Characters (Blaze the cat and Silver the Hedgehog) from the Sonic The Hedgehog video game series. πŸ™‚

  32. Hope i win , cuz the 14th april is my birthday πŸ˜€

  33. Tien says:

    Hey, Derek.
    What do you think of my android in space ?
    Good luck to everyone else in the competition.:D

  34. Katie says:

    Here it is…hope the link works…on facebook under Katie Blupony

  35. Nebojsa Videnov says:

    Hi Derek!
    This would be my contribution for the contest!:)

    Best regards,

  36. Luke1301 says:

    Hi derek.
    Here’s my entry.

  37. earl says:

    can I send more than one image?
    thanks for this context

  38. Thomas Schmidt says:

    Hi Derek,

    Here’s my contribution; I hope you’ll still accept it:

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  39. Joshua Kery says:


    This is my entry for the Giveaway:

    Good luck to all the other entries!

  40. glbproject says:

    Hi Derek !
    Too busy for work πŸ™
    So, what is the situation ?
    Deadline: Apr 11,
    you pick up 3 works and community choose ? or other ?

    Thanks again for the oppotunity
    Gian Luca

  41. Viswanathan says:

    Hi Derek, How are ya?.. This is my Entry.. Sorry for this delayed entry.. I am really sorry, if my drawing is disappointing! :(.. Its been a very busy week. Its been a really long time, since i have used traditional.. I will try my best to color it if i have time..

    You like traditional arts right?, I tried my best to pencil draw a character!, but the result isn’t very good :(.. I know i won’t win!..

    I have participated in nearly every note 3 giveaway you can imagine and everything was based on luck and entries.. This is the only giveaway, which applauds your work! :).. I thought i could win this and improve my finance but i think i am not gonna make it this time too. :(.. Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway! πŸ™‚

    My Entry:-

  42. vvmoris says:

    Here is my submission. I hope you like it.
    I used da Vinci’s drawing as a base for woman’s head.

  43. Amina says:

    Hi Derek,
    Here are my drawings, I made these ones using pencils & charcoal, I didn’t get enough time to make some colored drawings, so I hope you’ll like this.

    all thanks.

  44. Rahman says:

    Hello Derek, here is my drawing. I did it by using pencil and pen. I live in New york but the picture I drew is a village of my home country. I hope you will get different taste and like it.
    Thank you


  45. Rocco says:

    Here’s my sketch. After this, I vow never attempt drawing Vibram Five Fingers again! Let me know if you have any suggestions if it needs to be in a higher resolution. Thanks!

  46. maris says:

    Hi Derek,

    I have another entry, here is the link:

    It was my first time to do an oil painting. I never thought it would be so much fun. Thanks for making this contest, I discovered a new hobby. πŸ™‚

  47. Marce96 says:

    I hope you’ll like my image. πŸ™‚
    I sketched this men and then I used paint to create graphic.

  48. Matimu says:


  49. Matimu says:

    Hi Derek

    My art

    Thank you for the opportunity

  50. Benver says:

    Hello Derek!!!!
    Here are my 2 drawing πŸ™‚
    Thank you so much for the opportunity

  51. Zambilo says:

    HI Derek,

    here is my submission for this 2nd contest.

    Thanks again for the opportunity !

  52. Edmar says:

    Hi Derek,

    First off, thank you for your educational videos. πŸ™‚

    Hope it’s not yet late to admit my entry, as follows:

    It’s a 6-step output:


    Warm regards,


    • Derek Banas says:

      Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!!! Amazing work! Thank you very much for all your hard work πŸ™‚

      • Edmar says:

        You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

        I recently learned about the competition from my wife (who has a prior entry here), and then rushed to sketch my ideas. Thank you for the opportunity!

        When will you announce the top 3?

        • Derek Banas says:

          Saturday and yes you are one of them. I’m not saying you won, but if you did would a International Samsung Note 3 work on a Philippines network?

          • Edmar says:

            No joke??? I feel like crazy. If odds are with me, I win over my wife a month-long “free-from-washing-dish” bet! We had this deal for whoever will make it to the top 3, at least. Hehe

            As to your question, I believe the answer is yes.

            • Derek Banas says:

              I’m not saying you won, but you are in the final 3. Would the phone work in the Philippines though if you won? It is an international Samsung Galaxy Note 3. It is the European SIM model, which I know works in the Americas and Europe.

              I don’t want to get your hopes up too much, but you are in the final 3 for sure.

  53. Edmar says:

    Hi Derek,

    Resubmitting my entry just in case the first one didn’t get through.



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