How do you get featured on the site? How does the process work? Does it involve the # of views or is it a private vote from a group? To me, anything that's featured is more likely to win and it feels slightly unfair for other entries that are just as good. And how do sites refer to your Instructable? I've seen some with a long list of sites that reference them, which gives more publicity.
Just wanted to point it out. For my first contest I felt that entries beat me because of views, so I felt discouraged to enter more contests. If it's just a popularity contest, then I'm not likely to ever win. Almost all the older members always gets tons of views right from publishing.
I'm sorry if I sound jealous, but that's just how I feel.