BlackBerry Storm Contest Wrap Up!!

Contest Winners!
By Kevin Michaluk on 4 Dec 2008 08:57 am EST

That's All Folks! Time to wrap up our What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest. I think the event was a great success! We helped spread the word of the BlackBerry Storm and, were entertained, gave away some awesome prizes, and did some good deeds... it was a ton of work and a whole lot of fun! All in all we posted nine winning entries, which resulted in eleven BlackBerry smartphones being awarded, and in the end we even raised $1,000 for Toys for Tots with the auctioning of the BlackBerry Storm quilt!! Keep reading after the jump for the for the Contest wrap up!

Storm Contest Community Voted Favorites!

After the winning entries were all posted to the blogs we turned things over to the CrackBerry Community to vote on their favorite entries! Just to make things extra special for the best of the best, the three entries that receive the most votes will each receive $100 coupon to to purchase accessories for their newly won devices!

The voting was SUPER close between the 1st and 2nd place. In the end, it was Travis' Getting Shot with 100 Paintballs entry that edged our Priscilla and Lauren's Pudding Wrestling in Time Square entry by only TWO votes to claim ultimate bragging rights. Third place went to TJ's BlackBerry Storm Tattoo entry.

For full results, visit the BlackBerry Storm Contest Voting page. Now for your viewing pleasure, let's watch the top three picks one more time!

What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm?  

1st Place - Paintball Storm - Getting Shot with 100 Paintballs

2nd Place - Pudding Wrestling in Time Square!

3rd place - The Ultimate BlackBerry Storm Tattoo!

BlackBerry Storm Quilt Charity Auction

BlackBerry Storm Quilt!

The last winning entry we posted to the blogs was by Heather, who took a week out of her life to make a one of a kind, king-sized BlackBerry Storm Quilt! A totally hardcore thing for a CrackBerry Addict to do, and instead of keeping the blanket for ourselves (trust me, I wanted to!) we put it up for auction on ebay with 100% of the proceeds from the sale being given to Toys for Tots!

The auction was up for seven days, but things got really interesting over the last few hours and right to the wire when the bidding went up to a whopping $1,000!!!

We're going to do a follow-up post featuring the winner once he takes delivery of his BlackBerry Storm quilt, but for now we'll tell you this CRACKBERRY HERO goes by the name of John Broughton, aka texasdukeguy, of New York. And get this... John isn't even a BlackBerry owner yet!! There's a good story behind that, which we'll share once John gets his BlackBerry Storm quilt! But don't worry... he WILL be a BlackBerry owner soon. He's already a BlackBerry fan and CrackBerry Hero!  

HUGE KUDOS go to John for helping a great cause! Enjoy your new quilt!!!


Last but not least, as we wrap up the What Would You Do for a BlackBerry Storm? Contest I want to once again thank our sponsors who made this all possible - Viigo, Horizon Wireless, BlackBerry Made Simple and Be sure to visit their websites and our contest sponsor page for more details!  

Now That's a Wrap!!!


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Reader comments

BlackBerry Storm Contest Wrap Up!!


Hats off to all the winners, and especially to the nice gentleman who paid 1000$ for the quilt. Keeping up the holiday spirit. Feel like a nice family. Now someone please send me a storm I was willing to get the tattoo and my car decal'ed and also microwave and eat my iPhone. Now that sucks!

Doesn't have a blackberry?!

Kevin I think you should do this man a service here and send him a Blackberry of his choosing.

The guy is a saint. Makes me feel a little selfish for all the money I've spent on Blackberries over the years, well over a thousand.. and none of it gone to charity >.<

If "What would you do for a Blackberry Storm" number 10 was "Bid 1000$ for a Blackberry Storm Quilt"

I would've voted for that one.

Pudding wrestling shouldn't even be in the running, it wasn't even that daring or risky. Not to mention they wrestled in the back of a pickup on the side of the road not in the middle of time square. Because they are semi good looking girls in pudding they get every guy vote. Lame. There were much better things done than this, it was lowest on my list.

yeh but they let him make a video of them as they were taking a shower so... it's worth a least two storm ;)

Very much in agreement here. I wish guys who don't get enough were banned from voting. Lol. The outcome would have been different, and others who actually deserved their free storm would have won. Lame, indeed.

It just goes to show that SEX SELLS. Not to mention that I don't think a lot of the guys who post on here get laid too often.

Congrats to the winners on this! I read in the other blog that 11 Blackberry Storms were giving away? You gave a Storm to the guy who video taped the 20 mile run because you felt bad... Um hopefully the guy who paid a 1000$ for the BB quilt gets a phone I think it would only be fair considering. Cant wait for apps for the storm Has anyone heard when BB will be opening up shop?

i agree with you 110%! the guy who followed the runner wasnt even running half the time and im sure he was fully clothed too so it really wasnt a big deal for him. But putting up $1000 and you don't even have a blackberry yet all for a QUILT??? I think he deserves a bold and a storm and $100 gift card for accessories!!!

I'm sorry I have to stick up for the tattoo entry. IF that tattoo is real there is no way they shouldn't have won.

Crackberry!!!!!!!!! They have your logo on their body for life!!! C'mon

Hey I'm pretty sure I was the 213th vote for the Paintball Storm, while I could have voted for the Pudding Wrestling, which would have caused a tie for first at the polls. Any way to verify this and reward me through this Crackberry democracy? =)

I showed the video of the chicks pudding wrestling in Time Square to my roommate and he said it was at least original...Not so much. I don't care if pudding wrestling hasn't ever been done in TS for originality, all I'm sayin' is girls pudding wrestling ANYwhere is unoriginal as fuck! And it would have been better had they done it in the middle of TS during rush hour with no permission. And they video taped their asses getting hauled off in cop cars.
Just sayin'.

everyone is just jealous. and we were going to do it in the middle of times square and got yelled at by the cops so we did it in our truck instead (part of the video that is not on here is the part when the cops were yelling at us on their loudspeaker.. the videos were edited after all)

and how original is fucking up your old phone.. ive done that before when i was angry. and yea running 20 miles isnt so original if you can RUN 20 miles to begin with... everyone on here (ugly girls) is just hating cuz were prettyyyy lol.

Wow you are not only a pretty girl but very mature. I don't think people are hating because you two are pretty I think they are hating because for one you saw time square in the background you weren't in the middle, two so what if you got yelled at by the cops, getting arrested would have been better, and third the majority of your votes came from guys and only because of looks not because what you did was that daring or anything to brag about.

I hope you enjoy those new storms and the hundred towards the store... it's just a discussion don't take it too personally. I mean after all you got the free phone plus some cash towards accessories. Good on ya.

You are so right. We're totally jealous. And ugly. I, along with everyone else I'm sure, desperately wish that I had your... natural beauty.

The iphone does indeed suck... i had to use my moms the day i bought my Bold because I didn't want the girl working at the AT&T store touching my bold so I told her I would take care of prepping the phone. I looked up a phone number on on the iphone and that was a hassle in itself then when i called the phone number it was nothing but glitchy hell.... Long story short I had to use my moms BLACKBERRY (she carries two phones....) to make the call and it was crystal clear (not to mention that i was extremely pissed off because of the iphone situation and i made sure to convey that to the AT&T rep.) The Bold is a great upgrade from the Curve kudos RIM....

ya...back the fuck up haters....the pudding one is the best...all the ugly bitches is niggaz down in the south luv dat video...for real nigga..the bitch dat wuz hatin iz probably fat too...with a donkey face, for real my nigga