Contest rules not followed?

I was looking at the winners of the Remix 2015 contest  Congrats to you guys who won, You all did a fantastic job.

But I noticed some of the finalists didn't follow this part of the rules ( Anything goes for this contest, so long as you give credit where credit is due by linking to the original Instructable, share step-by-step instructions for how you reinterpreted the project, and leave an “I Made It!” comment on the the original author’s project page.)   

I guess I'm just wondering how that got past all the judges?


yeah i don't think thats fair also someone redid their own project but in the rules it is someone elses project

I am confused, I reread the contest rules and all I see is: "and leave an “I Made It!” comment on the the original author’s project page". Where does it say that the new author can't be the original author or that it is forbidden to remake their own project?

Not having to follow the rules exactly has happened before. For example in the Build My Lab Contest, where in the contest rules it clearly stated: "make sure to use the tags BuildTheirLab or LabHacks in your submission!". Hardly any of the winners did this, but I think it's ok to let the best entries win and not worse entries, just because of a formality.

And like Brooklyntonia wrote: “A polite PM to those in question requesting that they add an "I made it" comment should remedy this.”. Both issues (the missing tag and the “I made it” comment) can be fixed in less than five minutes, while writing a good instructable often takes days.

I have to agree here.
If the rules are that clear I would expect that the judges take it into consideration.
What's the point of reminder?
That would be like getting caught for going over a red light and the cop just says "Well, don't do it again please".
And if the source was another Ible and no credit was given where it was due the entry should not even be accepted.
Sory, but I thought rules are there for a reason and not to bend them to suit.

A polite PM to those in question requesting that they add an "I made it" comment should remedy this. I entered this contest but forgot to do that myself. Thanks for the reminder.