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
NOTES:
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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ProfessorPi10 hours ago

I'm fairly new, but I'm noticing not a lot of people in the Play section. I like playing with things, I am a kid (teenager, whatever), and think I might be good at judging that section.

ke4mclyesterday

Sure i'm game as long as it doesn't affect my ability to enter contests. I'm versed in outdoors, mechanical, electrical, tools, construction, and automotive. No arduino (or simialr), sewing, or cooking for me.

I'd be happy to help out in any category.

iam in for living :)

udayak175 days ago

it's my pleasure to serve as a judge on instructable,

iam good at all event ..so you can put me in all judge event....

Be_Learner6 days ago

It's my pleasure to serve as a judge on instructable

Hey! I'm interested in volunteering as a judge for Tech and Workshop.

I'll volunteer in tech

Olasenor3 months ago

Tech, workshop. Those are my specialties. I'll volunteer,

I'm glad you are interested, but unfortunetly you do need to post at least 1 Instructable to be a judge.

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