Surely if you're writing an article on the HTML5 Canvas you'd know enough to know that the doctype doesn't define if the canvas is available. Look closely at these forums. Notice as you hover over a message, the arrow on the left of each message? That's drawn on a canvas.
The better question why this article is in the list: Async/Await Could Be Better[^]
Did anyone actually read it or it gets selected by its size? The more words the better chanse to get into competition?
In January I got about 30 votes more than the second fellow in C++ category and you know the auditing process gave prize to the second article - no offence, the second article is still good, but I felt a bit sad. And yes, I felt a bit anger, but just let it go and taught of never expecting any thing again from CP. I suppose the votes of CP MVPs are valued more than the other regulars and they have a say in the process.
As a consolation I got in Feb in the Mobile category which I never taught off.
Your Home Automation with Netduino and Kinect[^] is one of the best drafted article I have seen. Just don't let your spirits down by this. They will surely appreciate you. After all there are very nice people out there in CP.
I suppose the votes of CP MVPs are valued more than the other regulars and they
have a say in the process.
CP MVPs have no say in the process. The auditing process looks to see if there has been suspicious voting patterns; you were probably unlucky there. Possibly several people from one organisation voted for you and this was deemed as being suspicious (I can't say whether or not this is true as I'm just an MVP and have no access to the voting logs). I can understand that you were upset, but you should probably have taken this up with the site admins at the time.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington