Call for contest judges

Hi everyone! You might have noticed we're running tons of contests these days.

We need judges more than ever to make sure our contests keep running smoothly and fairly!

The judging process is fairly simple and normally involves looking at contest finalists and rating them on a scale from 1-9. Judging is typically open Friday afternoon through Monday night, though some of the larger contests have judging that runs for a week. Time spent judging is around 30 minutes to two hours - it all depends on how thorough you are!

If it’s not a good time for you to judge when we contact you, no worries. We always try to assign more judges than we need in case something comes up.

You can find out more about judging a contest here.

Don't worry!  Judges are selected after finalists are selected, so volunteering to judge will not affect your chances of being a finalist in any contest you enter.

To be eligible to judge, you must have posted at least ONE instructable. Let us know which contest categories you're interested to judge in the comments below:
  • Food
  • Living > includes Home and Craft; so please just say Living if you are interested in either or both of these.
  • Workshop
  • Outdoor
  • Tech
  • Play
If you are interested in Halloween we'll pick judges based on categories/entries we get in the contests. Costume > Living   Decor > Play, Outdoor, and/or Workshop  Prop > Living and/or Play   Food > Food  
Things will depend on what types of finalists we end up with. For example: If we were to have a lot of Tech finalists in Decor, then we would pick judges from that category as well to judge that contest.

If you list categories you want to judge, but also say you would judge any, it gets a little confusing. Please try to either pick categories OR say any contest. 

Thanks for helping us keep the site awesome!

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I would like to help judge all categories except tech and food. I have judged in the past, and I would like to some more!

td201521 days ago

I help judge

CyberJaws21 days ago

I'm able to help judge!

38ren21 days ago

I'd like to judge any contest :)

mrw1220151 month ago

I would love to help out Instructables and judge any category, but if you would like a specific category, I would say something technology related. Thanks!

pineapple981 month ago

I'd like to judge for the Food category.

SR_2015_1 month ago

I'm back and happy to help judge!

pj2001 month ago

I would be really honoured and interested in judging contests in the tech category, precisely the Robotics contest

I would be honoured to judge anything in the Living category. Workshop is great too! Glad to be of some help!!

ladymda1 month ago

I would be happy to judge anything! I love to help out instructables ;)

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