You Win a Phone if I Laugh

You Win a Phone if I LaughI still have 4 Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phones to give away. For the next contest I wanted to do something very fun.

To enter you basically need to make a 2 minute or less video explaining why you should win. The video that is the funniest to me wins. Make sure the video isn’t offensive in any way. That is basically the only requirement. Don’t think the video has to be fancy in any way. I just want you to make some people laugh. The deadline for entry is April 30th.

How to Enter

  • Record a funny video about why you should win
  • Upload it to YouTube
  • Post the link to the video in the comments below
  • I may decide to use a clip from the video in a future video if I decide to have the community vote on the winner
  • I won’t use any of your personal information in any way
  • Feel free to post a link to this using any of the social networks below


Thank you

The wonderful people at the Samsung Developers Network gave me these phones to give to you. I want to thank them once again for giving me the opportunity to give back to the wonderful people in my community πŸ™‚


89 Responses to “You Win a Phone if I Laugh”

  1. Edmar says:

    This is challenging, Derek! Hmmm

  2. Edmar says:

    Just a point of clarification, the subject of the video could be anything, right? It does not have to be me uttering why I should win, right? πŸ™‚ Can the reason why I should win is merely implied in the video?

  3. Jean says:

    Deep thought going into this one because I really want to win something (first time in my life) (: regardless thank you for giving us this opportunity

  4. Jean says:

    Hope this makes some people smile πŸ™‚
    Worked with the best video editor since others wouldn’t work.
    Hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€

  5. Rayan Raza says:

    Hi, nice opportunity

  6. Ameen says:

    hello Derek

    I’m going to enter android app contest
    could you please post the contest requirement so we have time
    to create our app that fits inside
    even if you did not start receiving apps for the contest just
    the requirement.

    thank you a lot

    • Derek Banas says:

      For the app part of the tutorial I just require people to make an Android app using any tool they want. Some place in the app you’ll have to post an email that I can use to contact you. That is just to verify I get the prize to the right person. It can be a throw away email, but I need that. That is the only rule except that it can’t be hurtful in any way to people in regards to race, religion or overly violent.

      I wish you the best of luck πŸ™‚

  7. Jean says:

    My new entry πŸ™‚
    Thank you for clarifying the competition details the first time around Derek πŸ˜€

  8. Hi Sir Derek,

    I want to join this contest. Just want to clarify the specific requirements are:

    1. Make a personal funny video about 2 minutes more or less.
    2. Part of the video is the reasons why I should win the contest?

    is that correct?


  9. Hello Sir Derek,

    My Funniest Video Entry to Derek by elrepz

    Sorry for my english, I put a subtitle to it so that you can I understand what I’m trying to say..

    Hope you will enjoy it and make you laugh so that I can win.. hahaha..

    Thanks for the opportunity and all your tutorials it really helps me a lot..


    • Derek Banas says:

      Wow! Thank you for putting so much time into a great video πŸ™‚ I laughed many times at it. I wish you all of the luck in winning the contest.

      • Thank you for the nice feedback Sir Derek, I’m a training Instructor of computer school. We will plan to put Java Programming and Android Development as our subject by next semester. I’m so very happy because of your great tutorials it really help to our students and I will recommend your channel and this website to them for references.

        Thanks once again Sir…

        • Derek Banas says:

          Thank you πŸ™‚ I will be starting a new Java Android tutorial very soon. I hope you like it.

        • Very funny video. My friend, I don”t know if things are different where you are, but if you pay cellular service, most companies “give” you a free phone when you sign up with them.Perhaps not a Note 3, but some pretty nice phones. If you had a Note 3, you’d have to pay a “lot” more money, because they make you pay a lot extra for internet on a smart phone, “any” smart phone. And they will not let you use a smart phone as a basic non-internet phone. I know, because I tried. If you need to call family and you are broke, use one of the free telephony programs on your computers. Even Google has one now. Good luck and God bless. A.H. : )

  10. Kailyb Hansen says:

    So I am planning on entering,what exactly is the prize, and I love making people laugh.

  11. Marko Milijic says:

    Here is my funny video πŸ™‚ Without reason why should I win Samsung Galaxy Note 3 because I don’t have any particular reason. I hope you will laugh a little bit πŸ™‚
    tnx for great tutorials

  12. Roni says:

    one of the challenge should be a science :). i’m learning physics in Mataram University and i’m planning to make android app for science learning like simulations but i don’t have any android device to try it(it’s too expensive for me). i’m feeling sad that all of your challenge not suited for me.
    But as long as you keep upload great video tutorials, it’s OK. Cause your tutorials worth much more than $900 :).
    Thanks for sharing ~

    • Derek Banas says:

      Thank you very much for the compliment πŸ™‚ One of the contests will probably just require people to write me a short story. For the video it doesn’t have to be fancy. If someone just sat at a web cam and told me popular jokes from their country they may very well win. I will be judging on whether I laugh or not and nothing else will matter. I hope you consider submitting a video. I’d love to see it πŸ™‚

  13. Chiel says:

    Still working on my video, cant wait to post it. πŸ˜€

  14. Tor TheBerry says:

    Here`s my video Derek.
    sorry about the length, bad pronunciation and terrible editing.
    hope you like it πŸ™‚

  15. Tugsbayar Bat-Ulzii says:

    Hi Derek..
    Here is the my entry. I hope you will like it.

  16. Nebojsa Videnov says:

    Hi Derek,

    Here is my creative and funny video πŸ™‚

    I really hope I will win!
    I am submitting a longer version because I have put so much effort in it and I like it so much.. Hope you will like it too πŸ™‚
    If there is a problem I will submit as well the shorter one but I hope everything will be OK πŸ™‚


    • Derek Banas says:

      All I can say is WOW! I am extremely impressed by your awesome video. You guys simply amaze me with both your intelligence and creativity. Thank you so very much for your wonderful video πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  17. Luke says:

    Here is my entry! Thank you and Samsung Developers Network for the opportunity!

    My wife and I had a lot of fun making this. Enjoy!

    -= Luke

  18. Manuel Silverio says:

    Hello Derek,

    This is my funny Video, I hope you like it.

  19. Srik says:

    Hi Derek,
    I just wanted to know if we can submit the video by 11:59 PST today? πŸ™‚

  20. ersin says:

    Most Entertaining Video For Lots Of Laughs…

    Here is my submission, with a laugh-back guarantee.
    100% Proven to work on any person. All yours for just 3 easy payments of $19.99

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  21. Udoka Nwosu says:

    Hello Derek ios the deadline at midnight of the 30th i had exams all week and i been studying i havnt had chance to complete the video i will by tomorrow is it going to be too late then ?

  22. Hey Derek,

    Thanks for having such a great contest. We had an amazing time making this video, Hope you enjoy it.
    The biggest challenge was to reduce our 7-minute video to 2 minutes.
    Here is a teaser from the description: “When he wakes up next, he realizes that the AndroPower, coupled with Derek’s tutorials,
    have made him the CHOSEN ONE!”

    Video URL :

    • Derek Banas says:

      WOW!!! Thank you very much for making this awesome video. It was very funny, creative and well put together. I’m going to have a very hard time deciding who should win.

  23. fares obiad says:

    hi derek πŸ™‚

    i did it finally ^_^ my funny video ,i did my best ,2 days of hard wrok , i’m sure you will laugh too much while watching it …enjoy it πŸ™‚

    • Derek Banas says:

      Thank you so much for the very funny video!!! You did a great job. I never thought it would be this hard for me to make a decision on the winner. I wish you the best of luck πŸ™‚

  24. Hey Derek,

    Thanks for having such a great contest. Whether we win
    or not we had an amazing time making this video.
    The biggest challenge was to reduce our 7-minute video to 2 minutes. Hope you like it.
    Here is a teaser from the description: “When he wakes up next, he realizes that the AndroPower, coupled with Derek’s tutorials,
    have made him the CHOSEN ONE!”

  25. Manuel Silverio says:

    I agree with Vishak Nag Ashoka, I also had a great time making my video. Thank you for creating this wonderful contest.

    Uploading another to this page right now. Let’s hope I’m sending the right one. Mistaken file identity. A bunch of variations, some with right audio, some with wrong audio. Ack! Bear with me. (Fingers Crossed.)

  27. Paul Cannon says:

    Hello Derek

    First I want to thank you for all of the help you’ve given me through your tutorials. I’ve been learning android development for just a few months now and your tutorials have helped me understand things better than any other tutorials I’ve ever tried.

    I’ve been working on my video for a long time now and it’s finally ready. I hope you like it and I hope it can give you a few laughs for all the hard work you do.

    Here’s the link.


    • Derek Banas says:

      This was great!!! “You have to imagine that my older brother is my wife. He is not my wife. Don’t think he is my wife. I have a wife. Her name is Ally. So yes he is going to be singing a song pretending to be my wife.”

      Then your brother singing cracked me up. Then your voice over about how you love my videos cracked me up again. And then Batman makes an appearance!!!

      Great Job! I’m going to have to think about who the winner will be for a while.

      • Paul Cannon says:

        Thank you very much Derek πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed the video. I wasn’t meaning to be funny on the part where I explained how my older brother wasn’t my wife, but I’m glad it made you laugh. I was just so worried that people would think he was my wife even though he was just pretending to be my wife. I hope my explanation made it clear though lol. You know because I like girls. Or I should say I like girl (my wife).

        May the force be with you on your decision of the winning video.

        Thank you

  28. David says:

    Hey Derek,
    I hope you like the video.
    Thank you so much for this contest.

    (Sorry for bad english :P)

    • Derek Banas says:

      Hey David,

      Great Job πŸ™‚ The video was very funny. Thank you for making it. I will spend some time making a decision on the winner. Thanks again!

  29. Everyone did great, but I don’t understand how several peeps just ignored the two minute time limit. Is right in the description and we all could have packed in more funny stuff with more time. Oh well, that’s up to Derek.

  30. Anonymous says:

    Hey, you can do video on how to be happy. ;).

    • Derek Banas says:

      I’m told all of the time that I’m the happiest person people know. First you have to be healthy. By healthy i just mean you have to be at a healthy weight and you need to eat healthy food. I have a ton of recipes on my site about that.

      Then you need to become successful. I think Tony Robbins said that this was the definition of success and I agree with him.

      Success is being able to do :

      1. What you want
      2. Where you want
      3. With the people you want
      4. As much as you want

      I think people struggle most with finding what they want to do. I think that is the only goal in life. Surround yourself with only good people that improve your lifestyle.

      It will take you a few years to achieve this, but it will happen if you dedicate yourself to it. About 5 years ago I decided I was going to do it. It was hard, but worth it. I decided I wanted to have a life that allowed me to make money while learning. I also wanted to be able to help others and if possible do so for free.

      I used to be a stockbroker and I had the privilege to meet many self made millionaires. I asked them how to be successful. They told me there are only 2 ways :

      1. Find a bunch of people that were willing to make you more money then you had to pay them.
      2. Or, develop a skill that allows you to create something once that pays you over and over.

      The number 2 option was the easiest for me because it didn’t require any money. I offered business owners a free shopping cart if they paid me a percentage of all profits forever. Now I had my stream of constant income. And, if they were making money they were happy to pay me.

      I hope that helps and I wish you all the best πŸ™‚

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