NewsWorkshop Wonder Pass Competition: The Finalists

A few weeks ago, we released the Workshop Wonder Pass Competition. To enter contestants simply had to submit a one minute video explaining why they should win. The superb prize is a special ticket that allows the winner to all the Carson Workshops in 2009!

And here are our three finalists with their awesome video entries.

Melissa Leon – Video entry

Scott Oldford – Video entry

Phil Ricketts – Video entry

So we now need YOUR help. If you could vote for the person you think should win this fantastic prize at the bottom of this blog!

The winner will be announced tomorrow! Good luck finalist 🙂

275 Responses to “Workshop Wonder Pass Competition: The Finalists”

  1. Hey everyone thank you so much for the votes! They are now closed! Back in a bit to announce the winner, how exciting 🙂

  2. Melissa

  3. phil

  4. Phil Ricketts

  5. mr ricketts all the way!

  6. Meghan Eyerman (megE) on January 27, 2009 at 3:15 pm said:

    OMG I have cover flow too!

    Phil Ricketts

  7. Phil Ricketts.

  8. Phil Ricketts.

  9. Pete woods on January 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm said:

    I vote phil

  10. mary masters on January 27, 2009 at 2:58 pm said:

    vote for phil

  11. I vote for mr ricketts. Real life cover flow indeedy!

  12. ArianneKennon on January 27, 2009 at 2:52 pm said:

    MELISSA LEON!! First Video = dedicated to the Carson Team!

  13. I vote for Rickets, bend those legs.

  14. Melissa Leon, of course!!!! I have to support the teachers of America… They have the most important job and are the most underpaid! You deserve it!!!

  15. vote from me for mr phil ricketts please

  16. penelope on January 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm said:

    phil phil phil

  17. Philly Ricketts

  18. JackRyan on January 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm said:

    PHIL!!! PHIL!!! PHIL!!!

  19. Drektion on January 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm said:

    Phil Ricketts

    …seems like a good enough guy.

  20. I vote Phil

  21. michelle on January 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm said:

    My vote goes to Phil.

  22. kat neville on January 27, 2009 at 2:03 pm said:

    Phil all the way!

  23. I vote Phil Ricketts

    gg

  24. Captain David on January 27, 2009 at 1:49 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts because he’s just the best whizz kid with comuters in my book!

  25. I would have used my own blog, but it’s in not quite finished at the moment. Too much of a perfectionist!

    Stupid designers.

  26. Phil Ricketts

  27. Dan W: You already voted for me though?

    January 26th, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    Gravatar icon

    #

    A vote for Phill here. Interesting all the contestants used YouTube rather than better quality alternatives such as Vimeo or Blip.

  28. my vote goes to…. Phil Ricketts

  29. Brook Stewart on January 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

    Phil Ricketts

  30. rosie ramos on January 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm said:

    Me vote is for MELISSA!!!

  31. Voting for Melissa, she was the only one who pushed the traffic from this blog post to her own blog instead of to youtube. Smart.

  32. phil

  33. I vote for Phil! He’s brill n that.

  34. Darren Wadley on January 27, 2009 at 12:07 pm said:

    I vote for Phil

  35. Phil Ricketts all the way!

  36. Nick Gerz on January 27, 2009 at 11:46 am said:

    Phil gets my vote.

  37. Rob Bermingham on January 27, 2009 at 11:45 am said:

    Phil

  38. I vote for Phil.

  39. I vote for Phil Ricketts

  40. Martin Allison on January 27, 2009 at 11:25 am said:

    Phil Ricketts – talk to me!

  41. Alison Fewings on January 27, 2009 at 11:23 am said:

    yeah Phil Ricketts

  42. Adam Crispin on January 27, 2009 at 11:20 am said:

    Phil Ricketts gets my vote

  43. Abi Fragoso on January 27, 2009 at 11:15 am said:

    I think Phil’s was the best so I vote for him. And he’s my boyfriends cousin lol

  44. Steve James on January 27, 2009 at 11:13 am said:

    Phil Please

  45. Phil all the way…

  46. I vove for Phil

  47. M. Ackerstaff on January 27, 2009 at 10:57 am said:

    Phill Rickets baby

  48. Phil Ricketts gets my vote!!

  49. Cedric Beauzelin on January 27, 2009 at 10:51 am said:

    I choose Phill his is the best.

  50. Phil Ricketts!

  51. I vote Phil Ricketts

  52. Graham Savage on January 27, 2009 at 10:32 am said:

    Phil Ricketts is the man!

  53. I voooooote for Phil Ricketts!

  54. Phil. He has a cooler name.

  55. if this was a competition for an actual job
    (and they all had the same credentials)
    it would be down to personnality.
    phil would be the type of person i’d want to work for/with me.

    so…. my vote goes to phil ricketts

  56. Shawn Michaels on January 27, 2009 at 9:57 am said:

    Phil FTW!

  57. Steffan Taylor on January 27, 2009 at 9:55 am said:

    Vote for Phil!
    I want the others to get off my internets, can I vote for that too?

  58. yakismaki on January 27, 2009 at 9:49 am said:

    Its gotta be Mr Ricketts fo shizzle.

  59. I vote for Phil!

  60. Sarah Emerton on January 27, 2009 at 9:43 am said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts!

  61. I vote for Phil, he is just crazy, he needs help

  62. llbeaner on January 27, 2009 at 9:36 am said:

    Phil Ricketts pleasers

  63. I’ll vote for him because he’s name is phil like collins

  64. Matt Richards on January 27, 2009 at 9:28 am said:

    It’s got to be Phil. He really is quite rubbish. 😉

  65. I voted for Phil, only because he pleaded me too in another popular forum!

  66. I vote phil
    cause the other 2 are just dull.
    “I teach English with web two point Oh tools” come on… I prefer face to face
    “I am a 17y.o entrepreneur…” claim outta your own arse why don’t you?
    Plus Phil needs to learn, the others obviously not

  67. chocodog on January 27, 2009 at 9:16 am said:

    Phil Ricketts gets my vote.

  68. Lee Mallabone on January 27, 2009 at 9:14 am said:

    I vote for Phil; newest Internet legend. 🙂

  69. I vote Phil to win 🙂

  70. Phil is brill!!!!!! Go Phil!!!

  71. Ricketts! 😛

  72. Mr Philip Ricketts Esq!! What a dude, he’s also that funny in real life!

  73. Phil Ricketts

  74. Phil Ricketts!

  75. James Elliot on January 27, 2009 at 8:45 am said:

    I vote for ricketts!

  76. cmon phil!!!!

  77. Pete Orme on January 27, 2009 at 8:35 am said:

    I vote for Melissa

  78. Phil Ricketts

  79. Matt Rothwell on January 27, 2009 at 7:42 am said:

    Is this how you vote? I see no buttons.

    Anyhoo, I vote for Rickets!

  80. i vote for melissa!

  81. Sue Cristoforo on January 27, 2009 at 6:25 am said:

    I vote for Melissa!

  82. Kerri Avello on January 27, 2009 at 5:16 am said:

    I vote for MELISSA. She’s the BEST!

  83. Martijn Vreugde on January 27, 2009 at 5:11 am said:

    I vote for my twitter buddy Phil

  84. Nicole Leon on January 27, 2009 at 3:49 am said:

    I vote for Melissa 100% totally completely think she should win!!!!!!

  85. Alastair Porter on January 27, 2009 at 3:12 am said:

    A vote for Phil please.

  86. Shirley Ruggles on January 27, 2009 at 3:03 am said:

    Melissa, of course.

  87. Lisa Ancira on January 27, 2009 at 2:46 am said:

    Melissa, of course!

  88. I vote for Melissa!!!

  89. Scott Oldford for the win.

  90. Berenice Villanueva on January 27, 2009 at 1:43 am said:

    I vote for Melissa Leon. She’s the best.

  91. I vote for Melissa!!!!

  92. I vote for Melissa! Rock on, girl!!!

  93. I vote Melissa FTW!!!

  94. I truly believe Phil and Eric Meyers belong together. He get’s my vote.

  95. I vote phil!!

  96. Ill vot for phil

  97. Admiral Santos on January 26, 2009 at 11:43 pm said:

    PHILLLLLLLL

  98. I sincerely vote for Phill.

    hellz yeah

    Dan E

  99. I vote for Phil!

  100. RASKOLNIKOOV on January 26, 2009 at 11:41 pm said:

    I vote for Phil

    /the crazy sweeeede!

  101. Julie Harwood on January 26, 2009 at 11:39 pm said:

    i vote Phil R. his is definatly the best

  102. Phil!

  103. Phil Ricketts should clearly win!

  104. Jane Hawksey on January 26, 2009 at 11:29 pm said:

    Note to: vote-counting people: there are two Jasons, Jason and Jason Jr (his son) – jason jnr posted twice instead of once.

  105. I vote Phill Ricketts,, 🙂

  106. Phil Ricketts all the way!!

  107. Jason Heron (JNR) on January 26, 2009 at 11:25 pm said:

    Phil Rickets All the way !!!

  108. phil ricketts! deffo you know why?….well he is the man with the plan … and brain 🙂

  109. I vote for Melissa!! She’s awesome!

  110. Stephanie on January 26, 2009 at 11:13 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa Leon.

  111. Lukee-Jamesss :) on January 26, 2009 at 11:12 pm said:

    Phil Ricketts ftw!

  112. jasee heron on January 26, 2009 at 11:06 pm said:

    i vote PHIL

  113. jason heron on January 26, 2009 at 11:05 pm said:

    i vote 4 phil!!

  114. So are the votes closed ? I wanted Scott to go !

  115. i vote phil 😀

  116. beki heron!! on January 26, 2009 at 11:00 pm said:

    i votee 4 phil!!!

  117. Melissa.

  118. Phil!

  119. Stuart Kirkland on January 26, 2009 at 10:52 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts. I am a Web Developer so if you need any advice shoot mate

    Stuart Kirkland

  120. Jane Hawksey on January 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts.

  121. Karen Nhezel Go on January 26, 2009 at 10:40 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa 🙂

  122. Mandino Cheng on January 26, 2009 at 10:35 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa! 🙂

  123. J. Rollins on January 26, 2009 at 10:33 pm said:

    I would like to cast my vote for Melissa Leon.

  124. Melissa, please.

  125. Jessica C. on January 26, 2009 at 10:28 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa Leon!!!!

  126. Phil Ricketts is the chap.

  127. Phil you rock!

  128. i vote for Phil Ricketts

  129. i vote Phil Ricketts

  130. Carl Ebanks on January 26, 2009 at 10:06 pm said:

    I’m voting for Phil Ricketts, if only for the coverflow impression!

  131. vote for phil

  132. i vote for responsible, exremely prompt fan, Melissa. yes, we even went to school together. i know this girl and she is super special. i mean, why let a teacher down? this lady is award-winning sweet, relevant, and fun.

  133. PHIL!!!!

  134. A vote for Phill here. Interesting all the contestants used YouTube rather than better quality alternatives such as Vimeo or Blip.

  135. I vote for Melissa because she rules…the world?

  136. I vote for Phil!!

  137. I vote for Phil!!

  138. Jill Seiferth on January 26, 2009 at 9:55 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa!

  139. Christina Travers on January 26, 2009 at 9:53 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa!!!

  140. David Bowley on January 26, 2009 at 9:48 pm said:

    I vote for Phill.

  141. joe diangelo on January 26, 2009 at 9:47 pm said:

    i vote for melissa

  142. i vote for phil…
    he has great skills…:D

  143. Christa Lanford on January 26, 2009 at 9:46 pm said:

    I voted Melissa!

  144. Afryl Davies on January 26, 2009 at 9:45 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts

  145. Phil Ricketts on January 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm said:

    I want to know rules: what about dupe IPs? What if someone comes to this house and votes on my own PC, will it be discounted because of IP?

    Argh. Rules please! I’m running out of people and refuse to cheat!

  146. My vote for Phil Ricketts

  147. jay larson on January 26, 2009 at 9:44 pm said:

    Phil

  148. Tanvi Patel on January 26, 2009 at 9:41 pm said:

    I VOTE FOR MELISSA! :]

  149. Tanvi Patel on January 26, 2009 at 9:41 pm said:

    I VOTE FOR MELISSA :]

  150. Alexiana Hughes on January 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm said:

    I vote Melissa

  151. Tyler Hughes on January 26, 2009 at 9:36 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa Leon.

  152. John T Hughes IV on January 26, 2009 at 9:35 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa.

  153. Brioney Simpson on January 26, 2009 at 9:35 pm said:

    u got my vote phil ricketts….cool,funny geeky….the obvious choice

  154. Caleb Hughes on January 26, 2009 at 9:34 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa Leon

  155. lucy jane on January 26, 2009 at 9:34 pm said:

    i vote Phil again because i have 2 emails 😀

  156. I usher in the champ…..MELISSA!!!!!!

  157. lucy pollock on January 26, 2009 at 9:29 pm said:

    i vote for Phile Ricketts coz he’s the doodE!!

  158. stephen avello on January 26, 2009 at 9:27 pm said:

    Melissa Leon

  159. I vote Phil.

  160. Phil.

    He told me too. He really wants to go.

  161. Melissa Leon

  162. casandra garcias on January 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm said:

    i vote for Melissa Leon

  163. Melissa Leon on January 26, 2009 at 9:23 pm said:

    hehehe. Phil just said my name in a comment. That counts right?!?! =)

  164. I vote for mrs. leon

  165. Phil Ricketts on January 26, 2009 at 9:22 pm said:

    Melissa just said my name in a comment! That counts as a vote!

    Oh wait .. erm..

  166. Melissa Leon on January 26, 2009 at 9:20 pm said:

    No worries Phil!!

  167. Steven Griffiths on January 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts

  168. vote for Phil…very funny

  169. I vote for Phil Ricketts

  170. Phil Ricketts on January 26, 2009 at 9:17 pm said:

    Ohh good!! I’m glad you’re developing a web app, haha, sorry didn’t mean to sound rude. I just didn’t think it would be useful to you!

    Assumptions are fail.

    (see my bad english, you could help me!!)

  171. I vote for Melissa

  172. Esther Hastings on January 26, 2009 at 9:14 pm said:

    Melissa Leon has my vote! Go Melissa!

  173. david denscombe on January 26, 2009 at 9:13 pm said:

    phil

  174. I vote for Phil Ricketts

  175. Phil Ricketts.

  176. Marky D Denscombe on January 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

    Great video made me laugh phil for me!! It cheered me up. your back to front webdesign thingy was very amusing.

  177. Marky D Denscombe on January 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

    Great video made me laugh phil for me!! It cheered me up. your back to front webdesign thingy was very amusing.

  178. Marky D Denscombe on January 26, 2009 at 9:11 pm said:

    Great video made me laugh phil for me!! It cheered me up. your back to front webdesign thingy was very amusing.

  179. Melissa Leon on January 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm said:

    Well Phil I guess I didn’t mention it. During the day I teach English, but my other job from 3pm to 11pm is developing a web app and providing social media consulting for the company my husband and I founded – the LaC project. So yes I will get some use out of CSS3. =)

    Good Luck!!!

  180. Joyce Avello on January 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm said:

    Melissa leon

  181. I vote for Phil Ricketts, his video is by far the best since it has the most detail and it is the funniest!

  182. Dottie Mercier on January 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa Leon!!
    Go Melissa!

  183. Ross Cook on January 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm said:

    I vote for Phil

  184. I vote Phil

  185. Phil

  186. I vote Phil

  187. Phil Ricketts on January 26, 2009 at 9:04 pm said:

    Yeah, unfortunately the number of people you know counts here. I’d imagine an english teacher knows more people than me.

    I hope she finds a use for CSS3… 🙂

  188. Phil (THE GEEK) Ricketts all the way!

  189. I vote for Melissa

  190. bernardino on January 26, 2009 at 9:02 pm said:

    I vote for Mrs. Leon

  191. charlotte denscombe on January 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm said:

    phil all the way

  192. Vote for Phillip.

  193. isoceles on January 26, 2009 at 9:01 pm said:

    I vote for Phil.

  194. sue murton on January 26, 2009 at 8:57 pm said:

    Phil is great and i vote for him!!!

  195. Jonathan on January 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm said:

    Vote for Phil!

    Good luck man.

  196. the Duke on January 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm said:

    I vote Phil Rickets !

    … don’t know why but his voice remember me Ricky Gervais

  197. Phil Ricketts ftw.

  198. I vote for Melissa, nice cheerful attitude 🙂

  199. philip Jones on January 26, 2009 at 8:47 pm said:

    vote for phil, he’s , wel, not bad x

  200. James Deer on January 26, 2009 at 8:45 pm said:

    Seems like who ever knows the most people will win. #fail

  201. Phil Ricketts on January 26, 2009 at 8:44 pm said:

    I sold myself to youtube, because I really, really want this ticket. Amazing opportunity for me, I’d really benefit from this as I’m actively involved in most of the topics in a daily basis. Going to eric meyer’s html5 + css3 session would be awesome, so many questions I have to ask.

  202. vote: Phil Rickets

  203. sheepdog herding on January 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm said:

    I vote Phil Ricketts.

  204. Christie on January 26, 2009 at 8:35 pm said:

    Dittos on Melissa!

  205. I vote Melissa!

  206. My vote is for Melissa Leon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  207. I vote for Melissa!

  208. I vote for Mrs. Leon

  209. I vote for the best —–> MELISSA !!!

  210. I vote for melissa

  211. i vote Mrs. Leon

  212. hobo jim on January 26, 2009 at 8:09 pm said:

    I vote phil

  213. I vote Phil Ricketts!

  214. steve jennings on January 26, 2009 at 8:07 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa

  215. jean carlos on January 26, 2009 at 8:05 pm said:

    i vote melissa

  216. Dale Mathieson on January 26, 2009 at 8:04 pm said:

    Scott Oldford

  217. Phil Ricketts is my vote. Hands down.

  218. Phil Ricketts 😀

  219. i vote for melissa

  220. I vote for phil ricketts because he a) he is a secret pirate rarrrr and think he was better

  221. Just because his video made me laugh… Phil Ricketts

  222. I vote for Phil!!!!

  223. Nikita Mullins on January 26, 2009 at 8:00 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts.
    Woo go Phil

  224. somatica on January 26, 2009 at 7:59 pm said:

    I vote for Phil Ricketts.

  225. I vote for Melissa!!!

  226. Gennesis on January 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm said:

    I vote Melissa.

  227. I vote for Phil Ricketts.

  228. Geovanni Alvarez on January 26, 2009 at 7:56 pm said:

    i vote for my teacher Mrs. Leon

  229. Ashley Robin Webb on January 26, 2009 at 7:55 pm said:

    I vote for Phil! hahahaha legend man…legend….(geek)

  230. Ana Karen on January 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm said:

    I vote Melissa

  231. Mudgeyboy! on January 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm said:

    I vote for Phil…. Legendary. The real life cover flow is amazingly realistic!!!!!!!

  232. Kev Charlton on January 26, 2009 at 7:54 pm said:

    Phil

  233. i vote Phil

  234. David Stratford on January 26, 2009 at 7:53 pm said:

    Phil Ricketts!

  235. Phil all the way ! 😀

  236. Phil Ricketts is da man

  237. I vote Melissa.

  238. Casting a vote for Mr. Ricketts.

  239. I am voting for Melissa.

  240. Gordon Elliott on January 26, 2009 at 7:49 pm said:

    I vote Phil

  241. i vote for melissa

  242. Definitely voting for Phil.

  243. LintonJohnson on January 26, 2009 at 7:45 pm said:

    I nominate Phil… for best editing.

  244. You will never know!!!! on January 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm said:

    I vote for phil!!!

  245. Claudia Valladares on January 26, 2009 at 7:44 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa.

  246. I vote for Melissa… definitely.

  247. Levelthirteen on January 26, 2009 at 7:40 pm said:

    my vote is for Phil.

  248. I vote for Melissa!

  249. I vote for Phil!

  250. Jennifer Hughes on January 26, 2009 at 7:23 pm said:

    My vote is for Melissa Leon!!!! You go girl!!!

  251. Scott RULES – he gets my vote hands down 🙂 Scott gets my vote!

  252. Vanessa Mercer on January 26, 2009 at 7:20 pm said:

    I vote for Scotty!

  253. Shiree Black on January 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm said:

    i vote for phil definitly!!!!!!!

  254. Matt Stride on January 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm said:

    vote: scott oldford

  255. Josh Bakrt on January 26, 2009 at 7:19 pm said:

    I vote that Phil Rickets Guy, he’s the only one with character.

  256. WOOO!
    I vote for Scott all the way !

  257. Antonio Giorlando on January 26, 2009 at 7:14 pm said:

    Scott Oldford all day.

  258. Very funny – Phil to win :]

  259. Phil is the best!

  260. I vote for Scott!

  261. I vote for Phil – he rocks!!!

  262. James Deer on January 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm said:

    Scott all the way!

  263. Katie Sexton on January 26, 2009 at 7:06 pm said:

    I vote for Melissa!

  264. I vote for Melissa .

  265. Daniela Herrera on January 26, 2009 at 5:42 pm said:

    I vote for my teacher Mrs. Leon because she teaches us with twitter!

  266. I vote for Melissa!

  267. Melissa Leon on January 26, 2009 at 5:37 pm said:

    I vote for Me!

  268. eraevion on January 26, 2009 at 5:36 pm said:

    …even though real-life Cover Flow sucked.

  269. eraevion on January 26, 2009 at 5:32 pm said:

    Phil Ricketts. Definitely.

  270. Ricketts

  271. I vote for Phil because everybody else is voting for Phil.

    Plus, I like his back-to-front copy of Bulletproof Web Design.

  272. He sucked the internet right in front of me. I go for Phil.

  273. I vote for Phil Ricketts because he sucks at the internets!

  274. Phil Ricketts on January 26, 2009 at 5:04 pm said:

    I didn’t read that I couldn’t vote for myself anywhere, so I vote for …. me!

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