Treehouse NewsWorkshop Wonder Pass Competition: The Finalists

Natasha Higgins
writes on January 26, 2009

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. PHIL!!! PHIL!!! PHIL!!!

  19. 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. 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. Phil Ricketts all the way!

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

    Phil gets my vote.

  36. I vote for Phil.

  37. I vote for Phil Ricketts

  38. Phil Ricketts – talk to me!

  39. yeah Phil Ricketts

  40. Phil Ricketts gets my vote

  41. 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

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

    Phil Please

  43. Phil all the way…

  44. I vove for Phil

  45. Phill Rickets baby

  46. Phil Ricketts gets my vote!!

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

    I choose Phill his is the best.

  48. Phil Ricketts!

  49. I vote Phil Ricketts

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

    Phil Ricketts is the man!

  51. I voooooote for Phil Ricketts!

  52. Phil. He has a cooler name.

  53. 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

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

    Phil FTW!

  55. 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?

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

    Its gotta be Mr Ricketts fo shizzle.

  57. I vote for Phil!

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

    I vote for Phil Ricketts!

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

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

    Phil Ricketts pleasers

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

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

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

  64. 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

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

    Phil Ricketts gets my vote.

  66. I vote for Phil; newest Internet legend. 🙂

  67. I vote Phil to win 🙂

  68. Phil is brill!!!!!! Go Phil!!!

  69. Ricketts! 😛

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

  71. Phil Ricketts

  72. Phil Ricketts!

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

    I vote for ricketts!

  74. cmon phil!!!!

  75. I vote for Melissa

  76. Phil Ricketts

  77. Is this how you vote? I see no buttons.

    Anyhoo, I vote for Rickets!

  78. i vote for melissa!

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

    I vote for Melissa!

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

    I vote for MELISSA. She’s the BEST!

  81. I vote for my twitter buddy Phil

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

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

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

    A vote for Phil please.

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

    Melissa, of course.

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

    Melissa, of course!

  86. I vote for Melissa!!!

  87. Scott Oldford for the win.

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

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

  89. I vote for Melissa!!!!

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

  91. I vote Melissa FTW!!!

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

  93. I vote phil!!

  94. Ill vot for phil

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

    PHILLLLLLLL

  96. I sincerely vote for Phill.

    hellz yeah

    Dan E

  97. I vote for Phil!

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

    I vote for Phil

    /the crazy sweeeede!

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

    i vote Phil R. his is definatly the best

  100. Phil!

  101. Phil Ricketts should clearly win!

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

  103. I vote Phill Ricketts,, 🙂

  104. Phil Ricketts all the way!!

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

    Phil Rickets All the way !!!

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

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

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

    I vote for Melissa Leon.

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

    Phil Ricketts ftw!

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

    i vote PHIL

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

    i vote 4 phil!!

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

  113. i vote phil 😀

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

    i votee 4 phil!!!

  115. 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

  116. I vote for Phil Ricketts.

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

    I vote for Melissa 🙂

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

    I vote for Melissa! 🙂

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

    I would like to cast my vote for Melissa Leon.

  120. Melissa, please.

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

    I vote for Melissa Leon!!!!

  122. Phil Ricketts is the chap.

  123. Phil you rock!

  124. i vote for Phil Ricketts

  125. i vote Phil Ricketts

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

  127. vote for phil

  128. 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.

  129. PHIL!!!!

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

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

  132. I vote for Phil!!

  133. I vote for Phil!!

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

    I vote for Melissa!

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

    I vote for Melissa!!!

  136. I vote for Phill.

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

    i vote for melissa

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

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

    I voted Melissa!

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

    I vote for Phil Ricketts

  141. 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!

  142. My vote for Phil Ricketts

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

    I VOTE FOR MELISSA! :]

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

    I VOTE FOR MELISSA :]

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

    I vote Melissa

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

    I vote for Melissa Leon.

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

    I vote for Melissa.

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

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

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

    I vote for Melissa Leon

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

    i vote Phil again because i have 2 emails 😀

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

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

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

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

    Melissa Leon

  154. I vote Phil.

  155. Phil.

    He told me too. He really wants to go.

  156. Melissa Leon

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

    i vote for Melissa Leon

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

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

  159. I vote for mrs. leon

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

    Oh wait .. erm..

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

    No worries Phil!!

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

    I vote for Phil Ricketts

  163. vote for Phil…very funny

  164. I vote for Phil Ricketts

  165. 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!!)

  166. I vote for Melissa

  167. Melissa Leon has my vote! Go Melissa!

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

    phil

  169. I vote for Phil Ricketts

  170. Phil Ricketts.

  171. 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.

  172. 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.

  173. 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.

  174. 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!!!

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

    Melissa leon

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

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

    I vote for Melissa Leon!!
    Go Melissa!

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

    I vote for Phil

  179. I vote Phil

  180. Phil

  181. I vote Phil

  182. 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… 🙂

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

  184. I vote for Melissa

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

    I vote for Mrs. Leon

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

    phil all the way

  187. Vote for Phillip.

  188. I vote for Phil.

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

    Phil is great and i vote for him!!!

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

    Vote for Phil!

    Good luck man.

  191. 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

  192. Phil Ricketts ftw.

  193. I vote for Melissa, nice cheerful attitude 🙂

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

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

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

  196. 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.

  197. vote: Phil Rickets

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

    I vote Phil Ricketts.

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

    Dittos on Melissa!

  200. I vote Melissa!

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

  202. I vote for Melissa!

  203. I vote for Mrs. Leon

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

  205. I vote for melissa

  206. i vote Mrs. Leon

  207. I vote Phil Ricketts!

  208. I vote for Melissa

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

    i vote melissa

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

    Scott Oldford

  211. Phil Ricketts is my vote. Hands down.

  212. Phil Ricketts 😀

  213. i vote for melissa

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

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

  216. I vote for Phil!!!!

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

    I vote for Phil Ricketts.
    Woo go Phil

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

    I vote for Phil Ricketts.

  219. I vote for Melissa!!!

  220. I vote Melissa.

  221. I vote for Phil Ricketts.

  222. i vote for my teacher Mrs. Leon

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

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

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

    I vote Melissa

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

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

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

    Phil

  227. i vote Phil

  228. Phil all the way ! 😀

  229. Phil Ricketts is da man

  230. I vote Melissa.

  231. Casting a vote for Mr. Ricketts.

  232. I am voting for Melissa.

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

    I vote Phil

  234. i vote for melissa

  235. Definitely voting for Phil.

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

    I nominate Phil… for best editing.

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

    I vote for phil!!!

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

    I vote for Melissa.

  239. I vote for Melissa… definitely.

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

    my vote is for Phil.

  241. I vote for Melissa!

  242. I vote for Phil!

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

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

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

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

    I vote for Scotty!

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

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

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

    vote: scott oldford

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

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

  250. Scott Oldford all day.

  251. Very funny – Phil to win :]

  252. Phil is the best!

  253. I vote for Scott!

  254. I vote for Phil – he rocks!!!

  255. Scott all the way!

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

    I vote for Melissa!

  257. I vote for Melissa .

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

  259. I vote for Melissa!

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

    I vote for Me!

  261. …even though real-life Cover Flow sucked.

  262. Phil Ricketts. Definitely.

  263. Ricketts

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

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

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

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

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

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