The Final Four

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 GiveawayIt was very hard for me to make a decision on who should win the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smart watch. I have narrowed my decision down to the four below. The decision was based on the votes here, the quality of the work and the complexity of the work. The winner will be contacted tomorrow.

Thank you very much for all of the amazing art that was submitted! There is still an opportunity to win 4 Samsung Note 3s though in the up coming contests. The next part of the contest will be based on video submissions.

The Next Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Contest

This one is pretty simple. Make me a funny video in which you tell me why you should win. The quality of the video doesn’t matter as much as how funny it is. ( No swearing or any other lewd content )

Videos will be excepted up until April 25th, 2014

By posting the video you give me the permission to maybe use a piece of it in a future video. I may like to show a clip of the video when I announce the winner, or to help determine who should win.

To enter all you need to do is upload a video to YouTube and post the link below. Based off of the previous 2 contests you will probably have about a 1 in 50 chance of winning a Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Samsung Galaxy Gear smart watch ( Retail Value of $898 )! ! ! Plus I pay for shipping!

Feel free to share this contest with anyone on Google Plus [googleplusone]

The Finalists

To help me pick the winner feel free to vote below, but if you are a finalist don’t vote for yourself. I’m pretty good with technology so I will know if you do 🙂

And the winner is…..

Image 27

Image 27

I want to thank everyone for all of the amazing submissions. I’m amazed by how talented everyone is and I’m humbled by your efforts. Thank you so very, very much 🙂


48 Responses to “The Final Four”

  1. John Claessens says:

    I would like to vote for this one.

  2. Paul says:

    My favourite is picture 47

  3. fares says:

    if i’m in the final four ,,, i will be glade to see image #48 beside my draw ,,, it has a nice concept and idea
    hope it win ^_^

  4. Chiel says:

    Is the winner based On votes

    • Derek Banas says:

      I would like that, but in the last contest there was a bit of cheating and that is why I couldn’t rely on just the votes cast. Actually the likely winner was disqualified for cheating.

      I don’t want people voting for themselves numerous times. I want a fair competition above all else 🙂

      • Chiel says:

        It’s a shame that people cheat on contests like this. So no need to ask my grandma to vote :P.

        • Derek Banas says:

          That’s funny 🙂 People probably assumed I wouldn’t know, but this is a programming website.

          • Chiel says:

            Haha indeed, I haven’t recieved an email btw, and also I don’t recieve a notification when you reply as you mentioned it should give in a comment somewhere else

          • Ameen says:

            how did you figure about the cheat?
            just because of Curiosity nothing else I swear

            For contest: because I like the bright blue and because robots depends on programming I will choose 47

            • Derek Banas says:

              It is very easy to track from where the comments were sent. I don’t want to go into the specifics, but it was easy to see that people were voting from the same location while using different names. It’s no big deal. I expected it to happen.

  5. Mike says:

    I vote for Image 47!

  6. Amina says:

    It’s must be hard to make a final choice .. I like 48 .

  7. Jazz Cola says:

    Aw I didn’t make it.. I hope I wasn’t one of those people that was considered to be ‘cheating’ because I really did only vote for mine once. Oh well. Might as well vote for 48!

    • Derek Banas says:

      I’m sorry you didn’t win. You were definitely in the running to win. Thank you very much for your great art!!!

      • Jazz Cola says:

        I just talked to someone who voted for mine, and apparently she voted about five times using different email addresses without my knowing. If that was the reason for my not making it, please let me know. Otherwise I may hold a grudge toward said person for some time..

  8. Aamir says:

    Hi derek how r u, I have a question:

    I completed all your java tutorials .Now in what order should i watch these tutorials,
    object oriented design, design pattern tutorials ,uml tutorials and refactoring tutorials.

  9. John says:

    I like Image 27, the girl are very awesome and i like that person you did this painting .,

  10. maris says:

    It’s a good news for me today, though my entry doesn’t have a vote yet. Being on the final four already means a lot to me. 🙂

  11. Mohamed zaghouli says:

    this is unfair , u said u or ur daughert and wife , gon choose the winner , not by vote 🙁
    totaly unfair , thats ######## 🙁

    • Derek Banas says:

      I’m sorry you feel that way, but you are not the person I was referring to. You were not eliminated from the contest for cheating. There was really only one bad offender.

  12. Glen Mc Auley says:

    well done guys.i really like 47. best of luck 🙂

  13. Edmar says:

    Oooops! No one wins the “free-from-washing-dish” bet. 🙁

    By this time, the winner must have been looking forward to receive his/her prize. Win or lose, my wife and I enjoyed the contest so much. Thank you for this opportunity.

    I also thought of informing you that some of our post-graduate courses use your tutorial videos as supplementary learning materials. We’re really gaining so much practical knowledge from your videos. To return the favor (without you asking for it), please feel free to drop me emails if you have concerns with intellectual property matters like patents, trademarks, and copyrights. All the best in all your forthcoming endeavors!


    • Derek Banas says:

      Sorry you didn’t win Edmar. I’ll let you in on a secret if it helps? You came in second and I voted for you to be the ultimate winner. I was over ruled though 🙁

      Always feel free to do anything with my code, videos, etc. I don’t require copyrights, or anything. The only thing I ever ask is that people don’t re-upload a video to youTube, because YouTube takes my videos down when that happens.

      I wish you all the best and I’d wash those dishes for you if I could 🙂

      • Edmar says:

        Congratulations to the winner! Yeap, it happens! I, in most cases, get over ruled by this one special person. 🙂

        Hey, Derek, would you still accept an entry from my wife and another from me in each of the succeeding contests, whichever our skills fit in? Or, does that fall in the category of cheating? I bet not. Worst is, when vote each other’s work–but just once. 🙂

        We figured that out since we have the same IP address.

      • Edmar says:

        Oh, oh, oh. My wife and my office pals really love my work to death (but I never asked them to do do mass voting). She has an idea: why not have 2 winners for this art contest? hehehe just trying… 🙂

  14. viswanthan says:

    looks like, the competition was taken to a great level by Pros! :)… I think i am never gonna win one of those fours.. i think next one is video contest and next is app contest?.. i dont have a good camera to begin with and dont know anything abt building app lol :D..

    Hey how abt giving out one of those four to a aspriring artist, who’s trying hard to make it big! 😀 🙂 ( yeah yeah! i was taking abt me! 🙂 )..

    Ok man.. Thanks a lot for your generosity and the contest! :).. I will continue visiting this site for interesting things like these! 🙂

  15. Chiel says:

    Well, at least I have a New desktop background :’)
    Congrats winner

  16. maris says:

    I was kinda sad. But at least our wall has a new painting. I hope someday my painting will become worth thousands of dollars. Heehee.:D BTW, can we still join your other contests?

  17. Anthony Harper says:

    Ugh. I keep missing the deadlines. It sucks to have to work/move/be sick while this is going on. I really think my stuff had a good chance, too. When/what is the next contest? Maybe I’ll be able to get that one in on time. I hope it’s the writing one.
    -Tony H.

    • Derek Banas says:

      I have entertained doing a short story contest. I just don’t know if that many people would enter. I may have a vote on the last 2 phone giveaways in regards to what the contests should be. The next one will be an Android app contest. Any tools can be used including App Inventor. The only requirement is that it has to be an Android app.

  18. Anthony Harper says:

    Please make one contest writing. I have 0 chance of winning the app contest. Still kicking myself for not getting entries finished. Deeply depressing (sigh)

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