Prize suggestions and feedback needed! What would YOU like to win?

Hi everyone!

Here at HQ we're always planning contests, but sometimes we run out of prize ideas. :D

I would love to hear any and all suggestions for products you guys would like to win!

I'd also love to hear feedback about prizes we've offered this year - what did you like? What didn't you like? Do you prefer getting a shiny new electronic toy or a prize pack more suited to the theme of the contest?

Have a suggestion for a contest theme? Check out this topic!

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Fathomlis3 hours ago

Mini iPad! And how about an Instructables' beenie?! (and we still want our hoodie!) :) Yeah!

KneXFAN2001 month ago


What's the point of that!

Any one participating in the Knex contest would be having Knex already. Either the prize should be Knex or the contest.

What's the point? You can have loads of knex, but you could still use more. Some other contests are worse in this way, like a 3D printer contest. If I already had a 3D printer, I wouldn't really want another one that badly.

Same here! It's dumb how you get a 3d printer in a 3d printing contest! I mean maybe it could be an upgrade or you could sell it. But still, I would want to win something else then a 3d printer in a 3d printing contest.

Ikr I think you should get some expensive plastic for 3D printers as a prize or something.

I agree that it could be conisdered dumb to win a 3d printer in a 3d printing contest, but there are a number of factors to consider:

1) If I were a sponsor who manufactures 3d printers and I was offering my goods for free as a prize, I'm pretty sure I'd want the contest theme to be relevant to my product, after all that is the target audience.

2) Not everyone who 3d prints stuff has their own 3d printer, a lot of people use 3d printing services. I'm sure it would be nice for them to get their own one, it would save them a lot of money and they can get their stuff done faster.

3) Those who want a 3d printer could of course still enter the contest that is offering a 3d printer as a prize, but if the contest theme is un-related to 3d printing, it could require a skillset or tools that the person does not possess and that's frustrating.

4) As you said, upgrade! I already have a 3d printer, but I would really like a better one.

5) Some people might like to have more than one 3d printer. Different printers have varying capabilities, or maybe they just want to be able to print more than one thing at a time and reduce build time.

In short, you will never have a scenario where everyone is happy but keeping the prizes in-line with the contest theme does make a certain amount of sense.


pj200 pj2003 days ago
I am totally against it as well and find it more pointless.( 3D printer in a 3D printing contest)

That's how they did it the other two times and some people want more knex (like me)! Just look at the contests! Most of they have a prize like in the 3d printing contest, you might get a 3d printer as a prize, etc.! It's just how the prizes work!

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